Karen ParkAssistant Professor of Religious Studies
B.A., Lawrence University
M.A., University of Chicago
Ph.D., University of Chicago
Programs: 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.
RELS 114 Introduction to Theology
AMER/RELS 221 Religion in America