Katie Oxx, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Discipline Taught: Religious Studies
Office: Bellarmine 207
Phone: 610-660-1860
Email: katieoxx@yahoo.com


History of Christianity


  • B.A., 1993, The College of New Jersey
  • M.A., 2002, Claremont Graduate University
  • Ph.D., 2006, Claremont Graduate University

Professional Experience

ADD Producer, "Urban Trinity: The Story of Catholic Philadelphia" premiering September 2015, History Making Productions.

Courses Taught

ADD Religion and Race in Philadelphia; Theory and Method in Religious Studies; History of Christianity 


  • Religious Spatiality in the Colonial and Early National City.Monograph and NEH Institute Spatial Narrative digital humanities project. In progress, 2012-2013.
  • The Nativist Movement in American History: Religious Conflict in the 19th Century (New York: Routledge Press, 2012).
  • “Communism, the Bible, and American Christianity,” in Hans-Josef Klauck, Bernard McGinn, et. al. eds., The Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception Volume 5. Circus to Diaspora (Berlin: DeGruyter Press, 2012).
  • “Catholic Spatiality in Colonial and Early National Philadelphia,” American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, Panel: Finding a Place for Spatial Theory in American Catholic Studies (Roman Catholic Studies Group), November 2011.
  • "‘Sprung Forth As If By Magic’: Saint John the Evangelist Catholic Church as Model for a Spatial Analysis of Mid Nineteenth-Century Philadelphia,” American Catholic Studies, 119/4 (Winter 2009).

Grants and Awards

National Endowment for the Humanities Geo-Spatial Narratives fellow; Historical Society of Pennsylvania and Library Company of Philadelphia history Fellow; SJU Diversity Grant recipient 


Catholic studies, American religious history, geography of religion, social-scientific study of religion.

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