Catherine Wessinger

Catherine Wessinger is Rev. H. James Yamauchi, S.J. Professor of the History of Religions at Loyola University New Orleans. She has served as co-general editor of Nova Religio: The Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions since 2000. She is editor of The Oxford Handbook of Millennialism (2011). Her oral history project with surviving Branch Davidians has produced three Branch Davidian autobiographies: Bonnie Haldeman, Memories of the Branch Davidians: The Autobiography of David Koresh’s Mother, ed. Catherine Wessinger (2007); Sheila Martin, When They Were Mine: Memoirs of a Branch Davidian Wife and Mother, ed. Catherine Wessinger; and Clive Doyle with Catherine Wessinger and Matthew D. Wittmer, A Journey to Waco: Autobiography of a Branch Davidian (2012). She is co-director of the Women in the World’s Religions and Spirituality Project, and she is editor of the Women in Religions series with New York University Press.