Women’s and Gender Studies

Kathryn D. Blanchard


Associate Professor and Chair


Religious Studies

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Religion (Christian Theology and Ethics), Duke University
  • M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary
  • B.A., Religious Studies, Kenyon College


Associate Professor

My career at Alma began in


My expertise:

I am interested in the complicated ways contemporary American Christians integrate their theological understandings and their everyday lives. I have a particular interest in how Christians think about economic matters, especially as these intersect with questions of justice for women and minorities. 

Signature course(s):

Women, Gender, & Religion; Religion & Sexuality; World Religions; Religion & Economics

Recent publications:

  • An Introduction to Christian Environmentalism, with Kevin O’Brien, Baylor University Press, 2014.
  • Lady Parts: Biblical Women and ‘The Vagina Monologues’, with Jane Webster, Wipf & Stock 2012. (This edited volume includes monologues written by six Alma College alumnae based on their independent research: Meredith Brown ’12; De’Anna Daniels ’10; Emily Havelka ’11; Jess Paige ’12; Dolly Van Fossan ’11; Maggie Watters ’12.)
  • The Protestant Ethic or the Spirit of Capitalism: Christians, Freedom, and Free Markets, Cascade 2010. 

Recent grants:

Louisville Institute, Sabbatical Grant for Researchers (2012-2013)

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