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Hilary Jerome Scarsella

PhD Candidate, Vanderbilt University

Hilary Jerome Scarsella is completing a PhD in Theological Studies at Vanderbilt University where she researches the intersections of religion, psychological trauma, and sexual and gender-based violence. She is a Louisville Institute Fellow, a Fellow in Protestant Ethics, and is an Emerging Scholar of University of Virginia's Project on Religion and Its Publics. Scarsella is Director of Theological Integrity for the sexual violence survivor advocacy organization, Into Account. She holds an M.A. in Theological Studies from Vanderbilt University, an M.Div in Theology and Ethics from Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary, and a B.A. in Religion and Philosophy from Indiana University.


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    PhD Candidate, Vanderbilt University


    Vanderbilt University, PhD in Religion; Theological Studies