Christian Ethics for a Digital Society, Contracted with Rowman & Littlefield (Forthcoming Fall 2018).

Sex+Faith cover

Sex + Faith: Talking to our Kids from Birth to Adolescence, Kate Ott, Westminster John Knox Press  (August 2013).


ffs book cover

Faith, Feminism, and Scholarship: The Next Generation, co-editors Melanie L. Harris and  Kate M. Ott, Palgrave Macmillan (December 2011).


just hospitality

Just Hospitality: God’s Welcome in a World of Difference, Letty M. Russell, co-editors Kate M. Ott and J. Shannon Clarkson, Westminster John Knox Press (Spring 2009).


Book Chapters

“Orgasmic Failure: Ethical ReVisions of Adolescent Sexuality” in Theologies of Failure eds. Roberto Sirvento and Ducan Reyburn, Palgrave Macmillan, Forthcoming 2018.

“Reproducing Justice” in Women, Religion, and Revolution eds. Gina Messina-Dysert and Xochitl Alvizo, Feminist Studies in Religion Press, Forthcoming Spring 2017.

Feminism and Religion 21st century

“Creating ‘Open Source’ Community: Just Hospitality or Cyberspace Ivory Tower?” in 21st Century Feminism:  Technology and Community ed. Gina Messina Dysert, Routledge Press, forthcoming Winter 2014.


talking taboo

“Created for Pleasure: Masturbation” in Talking Taboo: American Christian Women Get Frank About Faith eds.   Erin Lane and Enuma Okoro, White Cloud Press, forthcoming Fall 2013.


holistic approach to ministry

Sexual Heath and Integrity” in Professional Sexual Ethics: A Holistic Ministry Approach eds. Patricia Jung and   Darryl Stephens, Fortress, forthcoming December 2013.


Many voices many views

“Searching for an Ethic: Sexuality, Children, and Moral Agency” in New Feminist Christianity: Many Voices, Many Views, eds. Mary E. Hunt and Danne L. Neu, Skylight Paths Publishing, 2010.


a pivotal moment

“Faith, Feminism, and the Next Generation of Justice Movements” in Population, Justice and the Environmental Challenge, ed. Laurie Mazur, Island Press, 2009.


Articles and Book Reviews

Social Media and Feminist Values: Aligned or Maligned?” in Frontiers: A Journal of Women’s Studies, forthcoming Summer 2017

“Inviting Perspective Transformation: Sexual History Awareness for Professional Formation” in Teaching Theology and Religion, Vol 20 (2017), 117–125.

“Embodied Learning: Teaching Sexuality and Religion to a Changing Student Body” co-authored with Darryl Stephens, in Teaching Theology and Religion, Vol 20 (2017), 106-116.

The Internet Endureth Forever” in Sojourners, March 2017.

Sex and Candy: Unwrapping How We Define Sexuality” in American Journal of Sexuality Education, Volume 11, no 1 (2016) 106-112. 

5 Ways to Teach Kids about Justice: Look for Teachable Moments” in Sojourners Magazine, May 2016. 

Animating Children” for Syndicate, Roundtable on Queer Art of Failure, Judith (Jack) Halberstam (Duke University Press, 2011), June 2015.

Addressing Sexuality in the Classroom: Overcoming Silence and Taboo,” Darryl W. Stephens and Kate M. Ott, Religious Studies News, April 22, 2015.

Hacking the Systemin Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion Vol 31.2 (2015), 140-144.

Twitter Activism” in, division of Westminster John Knox Press, June 18, 2014.

Accessing the Revolution” in Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion Vol 30.2 (2014), 165-166.

Children as An/other Subject: Redefining Moral Agency in a Postcolonial Context in Journal of Childhood and Religion Volume 5, Issue 2 May 2014.

From Politics to Theology: Responding to Roman Catholic Ecclesial Control of Reproductive Ethics in Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion Volume 30 Number 1, 2014.

Book Review: Sexual Ethics: A Theological Introduction, Todd A. Salzman and Michael G. Lawler (Georgetown University Press, 2012, 250 pp) in Conscience XXXIV No. 1, 2013.

 “The Need for Sexuality Education in Professional Ethics Trainingin ATS Colloquy, Volume 21, Number 1, Fall 2012.

“Feminist Mothering of Sons: Ethical Practices for Everyone” in Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion Vol 27.2 (2011), 143-147.

“Thinking Out Loud About Feminism” in  Women’s Journeys from Progress to Peril edition of Reflections, A Yale Divinity School Magazine, (Fall 2011),10-12.

“Sex and the Seminary: Preparing Ministers for Sexual Health and Justice” with Amanda Winters in American Journal of Sex Education Vol 6, no. 1 (Spring 2010).

Book Review, Catholic and Feminist: The Surprising History of the American Catholic Feminist Movement, Mary J. Henhold for Conscience: The News Journal of Catholic Opinion, Vol XXX, no. 4 (Winter 2009).

“Re-Thinking Adolescent Sexual Ethics: A Social Justice Obligation to Adolescent Sexual Health”, Journal of Lutheran Ethics, Volume 7, Issue 2 (2007).

“For a Graduate Student, Parenting is Political,” Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion, Volume 23, Number 2 (2007).

Book Review, An Introduction to Third World Theologies, ed. John Parratt for The Journal of Religious Studies, Vol 35, no 3-4(2006): 597-598.

“The Should of Womanism: Youth and Sexuality.”  Union Seminary Quarterly Review 58 no. 3-4 (October 2004): 213-215.


Research Reports and Congregational Studies

Sex and the Seminary: Preparing Ministers for Sexual Health and Justice, (Religious Institute: Westport, CT, 2009).

A Time to Be Born: A Faith-based Guide to Assisted Reproductive Technologies, Kate M. Ott, (Religious Institute: Westport, CT, 2009).

Congregational Study – “Healthy Relationships” and “Dating: A Balancing Act” The Thoughtful Youth Series, Westminster John Knox, October 2009.

Congregational Study – “Is Lying Ever Okay,” Youth Series; The Thoughtful Youth Series, Westminster John Knox, August 2008.

Congregational Study – “Sexual Purity for Teens: What?” Adult Series; “Breaking the Code: Purity and  Relationships,” The Thoughtful Youth Series, Westminster John Knox, March 2008.

Age of AIDS: A Guide for Faith-based Communities, Kate M. Ott (Corporation for Public Broadcasting and Christian Community, 2007).