Kristy Nabhan-Warren is Professor and the V.O. and Elizabeth Kahl Figge Chair of Catholic Studies at The University of Iowa. Kristy’s institutional affiliations include the Religious Studies, Gender, Women’s and Sexuality Studies, and History Departments. She is the Interim Chair of the Division of Interdisciplinary Programs and the Department of Rhetoric. Kristy’s teaching and research focus on the messy intersections of religion, work, gender, and migration in the United States. Her newest book, Meatpacking America: How Migration, Work, and Faith Unite and Divide the Heartland explores the gritty realities of migration, work and faith in Iowa and the broader Midwest, and comes out this September with UNC Press.
Responding to our Season 10 episode with Alyssa Maldonado-Estrada, Kristy Nabhan-Warren furthers the discussion on inadvertent feminization of Catholic devotionalism and ways in which it can be reimagined.