Catherine Cavadini

Catherine Cavadini

Director of Master of Arts
Associate Teaching Professor

Primary Field of Study: History of Christianity


Ph.D., History of Christianity: Medieval, Patristic, and Liturgical Studies, University of Notre Dame

Research and Training Interests

The history of biblical interpretation, especially medieval interpretation of the Song of Songs.

Selected Publications

“Lips of Fear Kissed by Mercy: Expositions of Timor Dei in Cistercian Commentary on the Song of Songs.” Forthcoming in Saving Fear, ed. by Ann Astell from Notre Dame Press.

Cavadini, Catherine and Ann Astell. “The Song of Songs” in The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Christian Mysticism, ed. by Julia Lamm. Wiley-Blackwell, 2013. 27-40.

Cavadini, Catherine. “An Ardent Embrace: Thomas the Cistercian’s In Cantica Canticorum.” Cistercian Studies Quarterly 47.3 (2012): 297-311.


Katie teaches courses within the undergraduate and MA curriculum as well as directing the MA Program.


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