Abigail Favale: Examining the Sources of Gender – Why Sexual Difference Matters

Date(s) - April 3, 2024
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Categories No Categories

How do contemporary theories of gender compare to the understanding of gender in the Christian imagination? This talk will provide a sketch of two distinct paradigms–the “gender paradigm” and the “Genesis paradigm”–and bring those two frameworks into conversation with one another, highlighting points of consonance and dissonance between them.


Abigail Favale, Ph.D., is a professor in the McGrath Institute for Church Life at the University of Notre Dame. She has an academic background in gender studies and feminist theory, and writes regularly about these topics from a Catholic perspective. She is the author of The Genesis of Gender: A Christian Theory (Ignatius 2022) and Into the Deep: An Unlikely Catholic Conversion (Cascade 2018), as well as numerous essays and articlesAbigail’s essays and short stories have appeared in print and online for publications such as First ThingsThe Atlantic, Church Life, and Potomac Review. She was awarded the J.F. Powers Prize for short fiction in 2017. 


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *