• Title:
    Assistant Professor of Religious Studies
  • Department:
    Religious Studies

Cynthia Cameron, Ph.D.



Dr. Cynthia Cameron has a Ph.D. from Boston College where her dissertation research focused on female adolescence viewed through the lenses of theological anthropology, developmental psychology, and Catholic schooling. She has additional research interests around questions of age and aging in Catholic theology and self-harming behaviors among young women. She has taught at Rivier University, Sacred Heart University, and Boston College. She was also a Catholic high school teacher for twenty years.


  • Ph.D., Boston College
  • Graduate Certificate, Washington Theological Union
  • M.A., The Catholic University of America
  • M.A.R., Yale Divinity School
  • B.A., Denison University

Courses Taught

  • God and the Created Order
  • Ecotheology
  • Evil and Justice
  • Dignity, Work, and Vocation

Recent Publications and Proceedings

  1. “Hidden Self-Injury and Public Liturgy,” in Liturgy+Power ed. Brian Flanagan and Johann M. Vento (Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Press, 2017).
  2. “Stubborn and Resourceful: Narratives of Resistance in Communities of Women,” (Panel: Theological Reflection and Call the Midwife: Women’s Stories of Caring for Others, Mentoring among Women, Resisting Injustice and Embodying the Persona Christi, co-panelists: Katherine Greiner, Carroll College, Kimberly Humphrey, Boston College, Mary Kate Holman, Fordham University), Women at the Well: Religion, Resilience, and Grace at Carroll College, March 2018.
  3. “Adolescent Girls and Experiences of Grace: Considering Cognitive Development and the Possibility of Experiencing Transcendence,” Catholic Theological Society of America, June 2018.
  4. “Fighting the Fear of Encounter: Imagination, Discernment, and Praxis in Educating for Resistance,” Religious Education Association, November 2017.
  5. “Sustaining Hope in a ‘Hot Takes’ World: Religious Education as a Practice of Persistent Provocation,” with Christopher J. Welch, Religious Education Association, November 2016.
  6. “Maturity as Migration? Adolescent Girls, Hybridity, and the Imago Dei,” Association of Practical Theology, April 2016.