Due to COVID-19 safety guidelines, the Department of Gender and Women's Studies main office and building are closed effective 10 Sep, 2020 until further notice. The GWS office can be reached by voicemail at 520-621-7338 or by email at SBS-GWS@email.arizona.edu.

We at the Department of Gender and Women's Studies stand with UA’s Institute for LGBT Studies to “vehemently oppose the continued attack on transgender rights. We stand in solidarity with our trans* family, friends, colleagues, and community and are committed to support movement toward inclusive education in Arizona, which encompasses trans* peoples’ right to participate in sports and athletic teams.”

Karen Seat Ph.D.

About Karen Seat Ph.D.

My research focuses on the history of evangelicalism in the United States and transnationally, with a particular emphasis on gender and politics in conservative Christian cultures. In addition to book chapters and articles, I have published 'Providence Has Freed Our Hands': Women's Missions and the American Encounter with Japan (Syracuse University Press, 2008). Currently, I am working on a book manuscript examining conservative evangelicals engaged in American politics from the 1970s to the present. In addition, I am co-editing an anthology examining gender politics in the Southern Baptist Convention, the largest Protestant denomination in the United States.

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Contact Information

Karen Seat Ph.D.
Director, Religious Studies Program; Associate Professor of Religious Studies
Telephone: 520-626-3683
Office: Learning Services Building, Room 227