Sheila O'Connor-Ambrose

Sheila O'Connor-Ambrose is a fellow of the Alexander Hamilton Institute in Clinton, New York, and an independent scholar of feminism, American literature and culture, and the role of Catholicism in contemporary society. She received her Ph. D. in women's studies from Emory University and her M. A. from the University of Dallas. Her dissertation on the writings of Gail Godwin was written under the direction of Elizabeth Fox-Genovese at Emory. O'Connor-Ambrose has received Emory's Dean's Teaching Fellowship, an H. B. Earnhart Fellowship, and an Andrew J. Mellon Dissertation Fellowship in Southern Studies. Recently she was appointed to serve a three-year term on the Diocesan Commission on Women in Church and Society by the Bishop of Syracuse. This information and more can be found at the Alexander Hamilton Institute here.


Volume 93

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Guests on Volume 93: Alan Jacobs, on practical consequences of belief in original sin (and the five distinct components of that belief); James A. Herrick, on redemptive myths advanced by science fiction and speculative science and on evolution as a religion; J. Daryl Charles, on the commitment by the magisterial Reformers to the idea of natural law; Robert C. Roberts, on the role of emotions in ethical and spiritual life; Allan C. Carlson, on how the industrial revolution changed the shape of households (including their floorplans) and the understanding of marriage; and Sheila O'Connor-Ambrose, on the work of Elizabeth Fox-Genovese in defending marriage against the various claims of individualism.