Grad Profiles

Rebekah K Latour

Doctoral Student

Education

  • University of Virginia - PhD Religious Studies, in progress
  • University of Sheffield (UK) - MA Philosophy 
  • University of Cambridge (UK) - MPhil Theology and Religious Studies
  • University of Virginia - BA Religious Studies and Classics

Research Interests

Christian theologies, church history, embodiment ethics, sex and gender, feminist and queer theory, materialism

Courses Taught

  • Religious Violence in the West: From the Crusades to #Charlottesville, Instructor of Record, Summer 2022
  • The Rise of Christianity, GTA, Spring 2022
  • Elements of Christian Thought, GTA, Fall 2021 and Fall 2020
  • Religious Violence in the West: From the Crusades to #Charlottesville, GTA, Summer 2021
  • Religion in America from 1865 to the Present, GTA, Spring 2021

Selected Academic Presentations

  • "Erections and Erectile Wills: A Theory of Male Reproductive Labor," coauthored and co-presented with Shelly Tilton, American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, Denver, November 2022.
  • "Hegel and Sexual Ethics," Hegel Colloquy, Saint Louis University Department of Theological Studies, St. Louis, July 2022.
  • "Christianity and Gender-based Violence," Gender Studies Summer School and International Conference, London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research, virtual, July 2021. 

Selected Grants, Fellowships, and Awards

  • Greer Fellow, Maxine Platzer Lynn Women's Center, University of Virginia, Fall 2022 - Present
  • Graduate Summer Research Grant, University of Virginia. Summer 2022 and Summer 2021
  • Project on Lived Theology Research Grant, University of Virginia, Fall 2020
  • Department of Philosophy Graduate Prize, University of Sheffield, Fall 2019
  • MPhil Theology and Religious Studies Graduate Prize, University of Cambridge, Summer 2016
  • Kyle Award for Excellence in Religious Studies, University of Virginia, Spring 2013

Selected Professional Experience and Community Outreach

  • Program and Website Coordinator, Religion, Race & Democracy Lab, University of Virginia, Fall 2022 - Present
  • Religious Studies Department Website Manager, University of Virginia, Fall 2019 - Fall 2022
  • "Remarkable Women of the Reformation," invited speaker, Continuing Christian Education Program, Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, Charlottesville, VA, Fall 2022
  • "Remarkable Medieval Women," two-part series, invited speaker, Continuing Christian Education Program, Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, Charlottesville, VA, Fall 2022
  • "Remarkable Women of the Early Christian Church," invited speaker, Continuing Christian Education Program, Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, Charlottesville, VA, Spring 2022
  • Co-organizer and co-leader, "Theology from the Margins" Community Reading Group, Charlottesville, VA, Summer 2021
  • "The School-to-Prison Pipeline," invited speaker, Social Justice Workshop, Buncombe Street Methodist Church, Greenville, SC, Summer 2018