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Claire  Sahlin, Ph.D. - Texas Woman's University. Denton, TX, US

Claire Sahlin, Ph.D. Claire  Sahlin, Ph.D.

Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, and Cornaro Professor of Multicultural Women’s and Gender Studies at Texas Woman’s University | Texas Woman's University

Denton, TX, UNITED STATES

Expert on Feminism and religion, Ecofeminism and single-sex education. Internationally recognized for her research on Birgitta of Sweden.

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The Status of Women in World Religions: Judaism, Christianity, Islam - Part 1

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Dr. Sahlin's research examines controversies about women prophesying in the later Middle Ages through an analysis of treatises and sermons about Birgitta of Sweden, a visionary writer who claimed the authority of divine inspiration. Her work interprets theological writings about Birgitta within the context of late-medieval preoccupation with spiritual discernment, i.e. the art of distinguishing authentic revelation from diabolical delusion.

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Education/Learning Research

Areas of Expertise (5)

Religion and Women's Studies Feminist Perspectives on Religion Ecofeminism Feminist Ethics Single-Sex Education

Accomplishments (3)

Summer Research Stipend (professional)

2007

Awarded by Texas Woman's University

Multidisciplinary Research Grant (professional)

2005

Awarded by Texas Woman's University

Research Enhancement Program Awards (professional)

2004, 2001

Awarded by Texas Woman's University

Education (3)

Harvard University: Ph.D., The Study of Religion 1996

Harvard Divinity School: M.T.S., Master of Theological Studies 1986

Bethel University: B.A., Philosophy and Psychology 1982

Articles (1)

Vital to the mission and key to survival: Women's Studies at women's colleges NWSA Journal

2005

ABSTRACT: In her well-known address,“Claiming an Education,” delivered in 1977 to Douglass College, a public institution for women affiliated with Rutgers University, Adrienne Rich extols the radical potential of women's colleges for resisting social forces that encourage women's ...

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