Margaret Kamitsuka

Religious Studies Scholar, Feminist Theologian

Margaret Kamitsuka is the Francis W. and Lydia L. Davis Professor Emeritus of Religion at Oberlin College, where she taught courses in gender and religion for over 20 years. She received her PhD in religious studies from Yale University and is the author of: Feminist Theology and the Challenge of Difference (OUP); Abortion and the Christian Tradition: A Pro-choice Theological Ethic (WJK); Unborn Bodies: Resurrection and Reproductive Agency (Fortress); and the forthcoming Desirable Belief: A Theology of Eros (Fortress). She edited The Embrace of Eros: Bodies, Desires, and Sexuality in Christianity (Fortress) and co-edited the T & T Clark Reader in Abortion and Religion: Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Perspectives.

Professor Kamitsuka has published essays in The Oxford Handbook of Theology, Sexuality, and Gender and in a variety of scholarly journals including: Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion, Journal of Religious Ethics, and Theology Today. Kamitsuka also serves as the editor for the American Academy of Religion’s Academy Series, which partners with Oxford University Press to publish new revised dissertations.