Kristin Du Mez

Kristin Du Mez headshotKristin Du Mez is a Professor of History at Calvin College. Her research areas include gender and religion in late-19th and 20th-century U.S. history, specifically gender, religion, and foreign policy, and the intersections between Christianity and feminism. Her recent book, A New Gospel for Women: Katharine Bushnell and the Challenge of Christian Feminism, was published by Oxford University Press in May, 2015. The book traces the remarkable life and innovative theology of Katharine Bushnell (1855-1946), an intrepid social reformer and anti-trafficking activist. Her current research project, Journey of Faith: A Religious History of Hillary Rodham Clinton, examines Clinton's Methodist faith and brings to light the often hidden influences of progressive Christianity on American politics and society. She has written on this project at Religion and Politicsthe Anxious Bench, and in the Washington Post. She also recorded a podcast for Christianity Today on the topic.