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Lenten Fasting and Body Hatred: A Feminist Critique with Jessica Coblentz, Ph.D.

  • February 29, 2024
  • Start Time: 6:00 pm ET
  • End Time: 7:15 pm ET
Join us as Jessica Coblentz presents on her article “Catholic Fasting Literature in a Context of Body Hatred: A Feminist Critique”

In her article, “Catholic Fasting Literature in a Context of Body Hatred: A Feminist Critique,” Dr. Coblentz argues that the social conditions of misogynistic body hatred and the culture of fasting during Lent perpetuates disordered eating.

Jessica Coblentz, Ph.D. is an assistant professor in the Department of Religious Studies and Theology at Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Indiana, where her research and teaching focuses on Catholic systematic theology, feminist theologies, and mental health in theological perspective. She is a graduate of Santa Clara University and Harvard Divinity School, and received her PhD from Boston College. She was previously a resident scholar at the Collegeville Institute in Collegeville, Minnesota, and has taught at Saint Mary’s College in Moraga, California.