Abigail Favale

Abigail Favale is a writer and professor in the McGrath Institute for Church Life at the University of Notre Dame. With an academic expertise in gender theory and feminist literary criticism, Abigail writes and teaches about women and gender from a Catholic perspective. Her latest book, The Genesis of Gender: A Christian Theory, was released in June 2022 by Ignatius Press. Abigail was received into the Catholic Church in 2014, and her conversion memoir, Into the Deep: An Unlikely Catholic Conversion, traces her journey from birthright evangelicalism to postmodern feminism to Roman Catholicism. Abigail’s essays and short stories have appeared in print and online for publications such as First ThingsThe Atlantic, and Church Life Journal. Abigail lives with her husband and four children in South Bend, Indiana.


Christian anthropology and transgender anthropology in dialogue.


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