Karen Park

Assistant Professor of Theology & Religious Studies

B.A., Lawrence University 
M.A., University of Chicago 
Ph.D., University of Chicago 

Programs: Theology and Religious Studies, American Studies

Karen Park is a Wisconsin native and graduate of Catholic Memorial High School in Waukesha, WI. She received her B.A. in English from Lawrence University in Appleton, WI, and her M.A. and Ph.D in the History of Christianity from the Divinity School of the University of Chicago.
 
Park's research interests include Early Modern theological history, Catholic devotionalism, particularly the veneration of the infant Christ, and women's convent writing. She is currently working on a book project about the ways in which the advent of the Reformation forced Christians to re-evaluate not only their understanding of Mary but of her infant son as well.

Courses
RELS 114 Introduction to Theology 
AMER/RELS 221 Religion in America