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School of Theology and Ministry

Cynthia L. Cameron

school of theology and ministry

Cynthia Cameron is a PhD candidate in Theology and Education at Boston College.  Her work focuses on adolescent girls in theological anthropology, developmental psychology, and Catholic schooling.  Integrating scholarship from systematic theology, biblical studies, education, and history, her work argues that female adolescence provides unique insight into the human condition and necessitates a critical educative approach.  In addition, she has done significant research and writing on the issue of self-harm, particularly as this impacts adolescent girls and young adult women in Catholic schools and colleges.  Cynthia came to doctoral work after an eighteen-year career in Catholic secondary education, including fifteen years at an all-girls’ Catholic high school and three years as an administrator there.



Curriculum Vitae


M.A. Catholic University of America (2007)
G.C. Washington Theological Union (2007)
M.A.R. Yale Divinity School (1992)
B.A. Denison University (1990)

Areas of Interest

Theological anthropology
Feminist theologies
Practical theology
Religious education
Catholic education
Catholic secondary schools


Title:  Young Women Imaging God: Educating for a Feminist Prophetic Imagination in Catholic Girls’ Schools

Director: Jane Regan
Dissertation Committee: Mary Ann Hinsdale, IHM, Joseph O’Keefe, SJ

Why the PhD in Theology and Education

Because my interest is in adolescent girls, looking at the intersection of age and gender, this program allows me the flexibility to engage multiple interlocutors from the humanities and the social sciences.  In addition, the collegial atmosphere in the program encourages a constructive dialogue and generous collaboration that enhances the practice of theology and my own thinking and writing.