Abigail Favale, Ph.D.

Professor of the Practice

449 Geddes Hall

Abigail is an active writer, speaker, and teacher. She supports MICL programming by creating content related to women, feminism, and gender from a Catholic perspective. 

Abigail holds a bachelor's degree in philosophy from George Fox University, as well as a master's degree in gender studies and a PhD in English from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, where she specialized in women's writing and feminist literary criticism. Her first book, Irigaray, Incarnation, and Contemporary Women's Fiction was published by Palgrave and awarded the 2014 Feminist and Women's Studies Book Award. Her second book is Into the Deep: An Unlikely Catholic Conversion, a spiritual memoir that traces her journey from birthright evangelicalism to postmodern feminism and, finally, to Catholicism. Abigail's most recent book is The Genesis of Gender: A Christian Theory, published in 2022 by Ignatius Press. Her essays appear regularly in MICL's Church Life Journal and elsewhere.

She lives with her husband, Michael, and their four children in South Bend, Indiana. She loves a good IPA and zipping to work on her sweet little e-bike.