I began working at Oregon State University in 1996. My background is in religious studies, which I taught at two liberal arts colleges before joining the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program at Oregon State University. While I’ve done research in women and HIV/AIDS and women and rock ‘n’ roll, my current research interests are in feminist studies in religion. My most recent book is Reflective Faith: A Theological Toolbox for Women, a book and workbook that make feminist theology and feminist biblical criticism accessible for a general audience. I am also working on a new book on intersectional theology with Dr. Grace Ji-Sun Kim of Earlham School of Religion. I’m the general editor of a new encyclopedia of women’s lives worldwide and a co-PI on an NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation grant that seeks to improve recruiting, hiring, retaining, and advancing women in STEM and social and behavioral sciences at OSU. I’m also the co-author and co-editor with Dr. Janet Lee of Women’s Voices, Feminist Visions: Classic and Contemporary Readings. The seventh edition is in the works with Oxford University Press. And finally, I blog for Huffington Post on issues of social difference, social justice, religious liberty.
I teach classes in Feminism and the Bible, Global Feminist Theologies, Feminist Theologies in the US, and Feminist Teaching and Learning. I’ve also recently co-led short term study abroad courses in Guatemala (“Women in Resistance”), Spain (“Spiritual Pilgrimages in Spain”), and the UK (“Feminist London”). I also led a semester-long program on Gender, Race, and Class in London during Fall 2016.