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An Interview with Elizabeth Clark, Ph.D.

Tuesday, October 27
12 – 1 p.m.

The Orthodox Christian Studies Center at Fordham University is delighted to present the 10th episode of its webinar series highlighting the scholarly insights and academic careers of female scholars whose research and writing explore some facet of the history, thought, or culture of Orthodox Christianity. The broadcast will be livestreamed and open to all who have pre-registered. The event will include some time for live audience questions. For those who miss the live event, the Center will archive each episode on its website and YouTube channel.

This webinar will feature Elizabeth Clark, Ph.D. Clark is one of the world’s most accomplished and influential scholars of early Christianity. She is the John Carlisle Kilgo Professor of Religion, emerita, at Duke University, where she taught for more than 30 years.

Through her numerous publications (14 books and nearly 100 academic papers), she pioneered the integration of gender studies and critical theory with early Christian studies. In addition to being one of the most prolific scholars of early Christianity, Clark is also one of the most intellectually wide-ranging, having made substantive contributions to the study of philosophy in early Christianity, early Christian women, asceticism, the Origenist controversy, historiography, and the history of patristics as a discipline. She was the founding co-editor of the Journal of Early Christian Studies and a senior editor of Church History. She has also been president of the American Academy of Religion, the American Society of Church History, and the North American Patristics Society. During her time at Duke, Clark mentored more than two dozen doctoral students, many of whom are now leaders in the field of early Christian studies.


This event is open to alumni, parents, students, and the public.