Participant Info

First Name
Last Name
Emmanuel College, University of Toronto
Website URL
American evangelicalism, gender history, complementarianism, anti-feminism, 20th century, anti-feminist organizing, Christian print culture, Christian book industry
Additional Contact Information
I am working at an office job Tues-Thurs 9-5 and am unable to respond to requests during those hours.

Personal Info

About Me

I am a Toronto-based scholar of American evangelicalism. My research focuses on anti-feminist mobilization amongst white evangelicals since 1970, particularly looking at the development of a theological gender ideology known as complementarianism and its spread through pop theology books produced by Christian publishers over the last five decades.

I am on the cusp of finishing my PhD at the University of Toronto’s Toronto School of Theology and expect to have my degree in early 2021. My previous degrees include a Master of Theological Studies from Conrad Grebel University College at the University of Waterloo and a BA in History and Religion and Culture from Wilfrid Laurier University.

I have been involved in a collaborative academic blog called Women in Theology since 2016 and have served as a co-editor since 2018.

Recent Publications

Emily Hunter McGowin. Quivering Families: The Quiverfull Movement and Evangelical Theology of the Family.” Toronto Journal of Theology, 36(1), pp. 100–101

Co-editor and Contributor, Women in Theology, Selected posts:

  • “‘What About Rape?’ Gender, Violence, and Policing,” June 10, 2020
  • “Self-care in Research,” April 24, 2018
  • “How Our Theology Keeps Us Racist,” July 15, 2017
  • “Justice and the Authority of the Past,” September 29, 2016
  • “Reframing Feminist Waves,” May 12, 2016

“Magical Past, Christian Past: Historical Postures in Harry Potter” in The Theological World of Harry Potter, Taylor Ott and Shaun Brown, eds. Lexington Press. Expected publication 2021.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Canada, United States
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
8, 9
Expertise by Topic
Book History, Gender, Politics, Religion, Sexuality, Women