Dr. Susan Reynolds is Assistant Professor of Catholic Studies at Emory University Candler School of Theology. A theologian and scholar of American Catholicism, her work explores lived Catholicism in contexts of difference, marginality, and suffering.
She is currently writing a book examining public ritual and the cultivation of solidarity in culturally and racially diverse Catholic parishes, based on seven years of fieldwork in Boston. She also writes and speaks extensively on theological dimensions of miscarriage and pregnancy loss, as well as the effects of the clergy sexual abuse crisis.
Her work has been published widely in peer-reviewed journals, edited volumes, and popular outlets. A frequent contributor to conversations on Catholicism and public life, she has appeared in national and international media outlets including The Atlantic, The New York Times, America Magazine, National Catholic Reporter, La Croix International, PBS NewsHour, NPR, NBC, and CNN.
Dr. Reynolds holds a Ph.D. in Theology and Education and an M.T.S. in Systematic Theology from Boston College and an M.Ed. and B.A. in Theology and Political Science from the University of Notre Dame. Prior to academic work, she taught middle school in Brownsville, Texas, and has more than a decade of experience in pastoral ministry. She and her husband are the parents of two young daughters.