Carly Daniel-Hughes



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Carly Daniel-Hughes joined the Religion Department in 2007 where she teaches courses in the history of Christianity, biblical studies, and women, gender and sexuality in Religion. Her research focuses in ancient Christianity on constructions of gender and sexuality as well as how embodied practices (notably food, dress, and funerary practices) informed early Christians’ identities and worldviews. Her publications include a monograph entitled The Salvation of the Flesh in Tertullian of Carthage: Dressing for the Resurrection (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011), which addresses how dress intersected with debates over the nature of the resurrected body in the second and third centuries. Current research topics include how evangelical Christians in North America utilize the Bible in debates about sexual ethics (such as same-sex desire and sexual pleasure, women’s reproductive health, and gender as well as sexual identities).

The winner of two university-wide teaching awards, Dr. Daniel-Hughes is a passionate teacher and mentor. She currently serves as the director of the MA in Religious Studies, and co-organizes the Nag Hammadi Seminar with Dr. André Gagné (Theological Studies), which brings together students and faculty to study Coptic Gnostic materials from Egypt.

Selected publications

Dressing Judeans and Christians in Antiquity edited by Alicia Batten and Kristi Upson-Saia. Surrey, UK: Ashgate Press, forthcoming 2014.

“Mary,” in Oxford Biblical Studies On-line. Editor-in-Chief Christopher Matthews, 2013.

“The Sex trade and Slavery at Meals,” in Meals in the Early Christian World: Social Formation, Experimentation, and Conflict at the Table,” 165-178. Dennis E.Smith and Hal Taussig, eds. New York: Palgrave MacMillan Press, forthcoming 2012.

“The Salvation of the Flesh in Tertullian of Carthage: Dressing for the Resurrection.” (New York: Palgrave MacMillan Press, 2011).

“Same-Sex Desire in Early Modern Christianity.” Chapter 1 inQueer Religion Volume One: Homosexuality in Modern Religious History. Donald Boisvert and Jay Emerson Johnson, eds. Westport, CT.: Praeger Publishers, 2011.