Faculty Profiles

Jessica Coblentz

Jessica Coblentz

Associate Professor
Religious Studies and Theology
Gender and Womens Studies
162 Spes Unica


PhD, Boston College
MTS, Harvard Divinity School
BA, Santa Clara University

Areas of Expertise 

  • Catholic systematic theology
  • Feminist theologies
  • Theologies of suffering
  • Theological anthropology
  • Queer theologies

Research Interests 

  • Mental health in theological perspective
  • Theology and psychology
  • Theologies of embodiment
  • Mary and the Saints

Courses Recently Taught 

  • RLST 101: Religions in Feminist Perspective
  • RLST 261: Catholic Faith and Life
  • RLST 264: Queer Theologies
  • RLST 341: How to Become a Saint
  • RLST 342: Does God Care When Women Suffer?
  • RLST 343: Theologies of Mental Health

Creative and Scholarly Work 

Professional Memberships 

  • Catholic Theological Society of America
  • College Theology Society
  • Society for the Study of Christian Spirituality
  • American Academy of Religion
  • Center of Theological Inquiry