**For a full updated CV.


Sex, Tech & Faith: Ethics for a Digital Age, Eerdmans Publishing, 2022.

Christian Ethics for a Digital Society, Rowman & Littlefield, 2019.

Sex + Faith: Talking to our Kids from Birth to Adolescence, Westminster John Knox Press, 2013.

Edited Volumes

Teaching Sexuality and Religion in Higher Education: Embodied Learning, Trauma Sensitive Pedagogy, and Perspective Transformation, co-editors Darryl Stephens and Kate Ott, Routledge, 2020.

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

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, 2009.

Book Series

Enquiries in Embodiment, Sexuality, and Social Ethics, T&T Clark Editorial Board.

Book Chapters

“New Creation: Digital Society” in Routledge Companion to Christian Ethics, eds. Rebekah Miles and Stephen Long, Routledge, 2023.

“Sexual Desire, Relationships, and Practices among Young People” co-author Lauren Sawyer in Philosophy of Sex, eds. Clare Chambers, Lori Watson, and Brian Earp, Routledge, 2022.

“An Ecclesiology of ‘Do Not Stop Them’” in Digital Ecclesiology for a Post-Pandemic World, ed. Heidi Campbell and John Dyer, SCM, 2022.

“Perspective Transformation for Professional Formation and Responsible Citizenship” in Teaching Sexuality and Religion in Higher Education, eds. Kate Ott and Darryl Stephens, Routledge, 2020.

“Feminist Strategies for Outsider-Insiders: Our Year Teaching Navy Chaplains” (co-authored with Kristen J. Leslie) in Feminist Praxis Against U.S. Militarism eds. Nami Kim and Anne Joh, Lexington Books – Postcolonial and Decolonial Studies in Religion and Theology series, 2019.

“Orgasmic Failure: Ethical ReVisions of Adolescent Sexuality” in Theologies of Failure eds. Roberto Sirvento and Ducan Reyburn, Palgrave Macmillan, 2019.

“Why we need besties (friendship)” in  Encountering the Sacred: Feminist Reflections on Women’s Lives, eds. Rebecca Todd Peters and Grace Yai-Hei Kao, Bloomsbury, 2019.

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

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

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

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

“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.

“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 (selected)

“How should Christians Respond to the Challenges of AI?” in US Catholic, Vol. 88, No. 7, July 2023.

“AI & the Historical Intractability of Human” in Thinking Tools on AI, Religion & Culture, eds. Heidi A Campbell & Pauline Hope Cheong, Network for New Media, Religion & Digital Culture Studies, 2023. 

“Purifying Dirty Computers: Cyborgs, Sex, Christ, and Otherness.” Cursor_ Zeitschrift Für Explorative Theologie, 2021.

“Becoming a Christian Sexuality Educator” Religious Education Journal, April 2021.

“ReVisioning Sexuality: Relational Joy and Embodied Flourishing,” co-author Lorien Carter in Journal of Youth and Theology , 2021.

“Digital Spiritual Embodiment: Power, Difference, and Interdependence” CURSOR_ Vol 3: Theologies of the Digital, 2020.

“Matthew 25: 14-30, Commentary 2: Connecting the Reading with the World” in Connections Commentary. Westminster John Knox Press, Year A, Vol. 3 (2020).

“Matthew 25: 31-46, Commentary 2: Connecting the Reading with the World” in Connections Commentary. Westminster John Knox Press, Year A, Vol. 3 (2020).

“Taking Children’s Moral Lives Seriously: Creativity as Ethical Response Offline and Online” Religions 10 (9), 525, 2019.

“Shouldn’t We Just Trust Christian Leaders?: Power is dynamic, so accountability should be too” in Sojourners, December 2018.

“Sex, Theology, and Teenage Choices” in Sex, Gender, Power: A Reckoning, Reflections Yale Divinity School Magazine, Fall 2018.

“Boisterous Opposition, then Theological Calm” in Sex, Gender, Power: A Reckoning, Reflections Yale Divinity School Magazine, Fall 2018.

“The Intersection of Sexuality and Religion: Changing the Conversation” in Voices, Journal of the American Academy of Psychotherapy, Vol 54, No 2, Summer 2018.

Social Media and Feminist Values: Aligned or Maligned?” in Frontiers: A Journal of Women’s Studies, 2018.

“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 TheThoughtfulChristian.com, 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.