Rebekah K. LatourAdjunct Instructor of Church History
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University of Sheffield (UK), M.A.
University of Cambridge (UK), Master of Philosophy
University of Virginia, B.A.
Rebekah is currently a PhD candidate in Religious Studies at the University of Virginia. Specializing in late medieval and early modern church history, Rebekah is particularly interested in how the study of historical texts can inform creative approaches to contemporary ethical and political issues. More broadly, her research interests include sex and gender, embodiment ethics, social and political philosophy, and the relationship between civil rights movements and the church. Rebekah holds degrees in theology as well as classics, philosophy, and philosophy of religion. In addition to her time in the academy, she has worked in community gardens, correctional centers, and therapeutic schools. Since Fall 2022, Rebekah has served as the Greer Fellow with the UVA Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center, and has enjoyed partnering with the Center’s social advocacy, student development, and educational efforts.