Patricia Idoko

Patricia Idoko

Email: pidoko@nd.edu

Primary Field of Study: World Religions and World Church

Research Interests

"Inter-religious Dialogue between Christians and Muslims, Islam, Religious Education, Religious Conflict, and Religion and Psychology"

Education

B.A., Ohio Dominican University, M.A., University of Notre Dame, Ph.D., University of Notre Dame

Profile

Patricia Idoko joined the Dominican Sisters in 1991 and made her perpetual vow in 2004. Prior to coming to the US, she worked as the director of St. Dominic’s School of Evangelization in the Archdiocese of Abuja and in the Vicariate of Kontagora. Her research interests center on inter-religious dialogue between Christians and Muslims, Islam, Religious Education, Religious Conflict, and Religion and Psychology. Her Ph.D. dissertation explored how religious education textbooks could be used as a tool to promote integration in high schools in Nigeria. She believes that religious education textbooks could be used to form students to respect diverse religious beliefs and practices that would promote dialogue in a pluralistic religious context. Patricia obtained her Ph.D. in World Religions World Church and her Masters of Theological Studies (MTS) at the University of Notre Dame. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Sociology from Ohio Dominican University, Columbus, Ohio.

Dissertation

"Christian- Muslim Representation in Religious Education Textbooks: Implications for Religious Integration in Nigeria"

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