Kate Wilkinson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Chair of Department

Kate Wilkinson

Contact Info

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Ph.D., Religion, Emory University, 2009
Certificate in Women's Studies, Emory University, 2009
M.A., Theological Studies, Harvard Divinity School, 2002
B.A., Humanities, Sarah Lawrence College, 2000

Areas of Expertise

Early Christianity
Feminist Historiography
Feminist Ethnography
Comparative Study of Religion


Kate Wilkinson is an Associate Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at Towson University. She joined the faculty in the Fall of 2009. She completed a doctorate in Religion at Emory University as well as the graduate certificate in Women’s Studies. She received a Masters in Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School (2002) and her BA from Sarah Lawrence College (2000). Her research is in the area of gender and sexuality in the Early Christian church, especially the fourth and fifth centuries CE. Dr. Wilkinson has strong interests in feminist historiography and the comparative study of religions. Undergraduate courses include “The Erotic Imagination in Christianity and Hinduism” and “Women’s Spiritual Practices.” Graduate courses include “Women in Conservative Religious Movements.”

Currently working on several article length projects on clothing, religion, and gender in late antiquity and on a book length project on consecrated virgins and discourses of theological and social freedom.


Towson Seminar Course



Women and Modesty in Late Antiquity, Cambridge University Press 2015. (book) Present at American Academy of Religion, Society for Biblical Literature, North American Patristics Society, Oxford International Conference on Patristics.