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Brianne Jacobs

Assistant Professor of Theology & Religious Studies

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Office Hours

Office: Administration Building, Room 462

Office hours: Changes based on the semester schedule, but my door is always open!


Ph.D. Fordham University; M.A. Union Theological Seminary; B.A. St. John's College, Annapolis


Brianne Jacobs is a Catholic feminist theologian, interested in engaging the resources of the Catholic intellectual tradition to work for gender justice and flourishing. I love big cities, big books, and big conversations.

I love my students, the Saints! I am passionate about engaging the resources of the Catholic intellectual tradition with students to think about their own flourishing. I enjoy teaching classes where together we can explore Emmanuel's Catholic religious heritage, and connect it to contemporary issues that are important to students. I love good fiction and music, and always enjoy my students' recommendations.

Courses I Teach

  • THRS 1103: Exploring Catholic Theology
  • THRS 2219: Women in the Christian Tradition
  • THRS 2131: Relationships and Sexuality

Publications & Presentations

Professor Jacobs is the author of "An Alternative to Gender Complementarity" in Theological Studies, "What Does Catholic Social Teaching Tell Us About Sexual Harassment?" in America Magazine, and "Google and the Technocratic Paradigm: Personhood, Bodies, and History" in Integral Ecology for a More Sustainable World: Dialogues with Laudato Si. Her book, Holy Body: Gender Flourishing in Theological Anthropology and Ecclesiology will be out with Fortress press in 2021.

Research Focus

Professor Jacobs' research focuses on the body as a site for reflection on ecclesiology, ethics, faith, and gender and racial justice.

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