Religious Studies and Theology
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
- Mental health in theological perspective
- Theology and the psychological sciences
- Theologies of embodiment
- Mary and the Saints
- Catholic theological education
Courses Recently Taught
- RLST 101: Religions in Feminist Perspective
- RLST 261: Catholic Faith and Life
- RLST 341: How to Become a Saint
- RLST 342: Does God Care When Women Suffer?
Creative and Scholarly Work
- Dust in the Blood: A Theology of Life with Depression (Liturgical Press, January 2022) https://litpress.org/Products/8502/Dust-in-the-Blood)
- The Human in a Dehumanizing World: Re-Examining Theological Anthropology and Its Implications (Orbis Books, May 2020); co-edited with Daniel P. Horan, OFM (Orbis Books, 2022) https://tinyurl.com/yckmb42z
- "Was Mother Teresa Depressed? A Look at Catholic Configurations of Depression and Holiness in view of Mental Health Stigma" Journal of Disability & Religion, forthcoming
- “Theology and the Psychological Sciences,” in T&T Clark Companion to Christian Theology & The Modern Sciences, ed. John Slattery (New York: T&T Clark: October 1, 2020), 261-274.
- “What Can Theology Offer Psychology? Some Considerations in the Context of Depression,” Journal of Moral Theology 9, no. 1 (January 2020): 2-19.
- “Catholic Fasting Literature in a Context of Body Hatred: A Feminist Critique,” Horizons (December 2019): 215-245.
- “The Possibilities of Grace amid Persistent Depression” Theological Studies 80, no. 3 (September 2019): 554–571.
- Catholic Theological Society of America
- College Theology Society
- Society for the Study of Christian Spirituality
- American Academy of Religion