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Jodi Bilinkoff

Dr. Jodi Bilinkoff

Contact Information

Email: jodi_bilinkoff@uncg.edu
Office: MHRA 2127
Office Phone: 336-334-5992


Ph.D., Princeton University, 1983
M.A., Princeton University, 1979
B.A., University of Michigan, 1976

Teaching Experience

Professor, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2005-
Associate Professor, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 1989-2005
Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 1983-1989
Instructor, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 1982-83 
Visiting Lecturer, Harvard Divinity School, 1985-86
Assistant in Instruction, Princeton University, 1979-1980

Research Interests

Book cover: Related Lives: Confessors and Their Female Penitents, 1450-1750, by Dr. Jodi Bilinkoff

I am interested in issues relating to religion, gender, life-writing, and constructions of authority in early modern Europe, especially Spain. After working for many years on women and/in Catholic culture more recently I have turned my attention to masculine identity, especially male clerical identity.

Recent Projects

I have just completed a book called Related Lives: Confessors and Their Female Penitents, 1450-1750. Here I chart the varieties of interpersonal relationships between confessors and female penitents in early modern Catholic Europe and its colonies. I examine the resulting literatures of hagiography and spiritual autobiography that produced hundreds of texts designed to reaffirm values and establish models of behavior for the faithful in Spain, France, Italy, Portugal, Spanish American and French Canada.

Courses Taught

Recent Publications

Grants and Awards

  • Mellon Fellow, National Humanities Center, 1999-2000
  • American Postdoctoral Research Leave Fellow, American Association of University Women, 1999-2000
  • National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Research Stipend, 1992 (deferred to 1993).
  • Fellow, Mary Ingraham Bunting Institute, Radcliffe College, 1989-90
  • Research Associate and Visiting Lecturer in Women's Studies in Religion, Harvard Divinity School, 1985-86

Curriculum Vitae

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