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Carly Daniel-Hughes, ThD

Professor, Religions and Cultures

Carly Daniel-Hughes, ThD
Office: S-R 302  
R Annex,
2050 Mackay
Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 2065

Professor Daniel-Hughes’ research has contributed to the study of body, gender, and sexuality in Roman antiquity, the historiography of ancient Christianity, and sex work in Christian contexts (ancient and contemporary). Current research examines the historical roots of present-day evangelical women’s efforts to eradicate what they deem a global crisis of sex trafficking. Author of The Salvation of the Flesh in Tertullian of Carthage: Dressing for the Resurrection (Palgrave 2011), she has co-edited volumes, written numerous chapters and journal articles. Professor Daniel-Hughes’ work has appeared in Biblical Interpretation, Journal of Early Christian Studies, and Studies in Religion. Winner of two university teaching awards, she is also passionate about teaching and mentorship. 

She holds a ThD in Christian Origins and M.Div from Harvard University as well as MA in Religions Studies and BA in International Affairs from Florida State University. 

Teaching activities

Recent and Upcoming Graduate Seminars

Christian Bodies (Winter 2021 and 2023)
Querying and Queering the Bible (Fall 2019)



Select Publications


The Apostle of Failure: Queer Refusal, the Corinthian

Letters and Paul’s Unflattering Characterization in the Acts

of Thecla.” Biblical Interpretation (in print, forthcoming).

“Abolition Mommas: Evangelical Women as Exceptional Citizens in the Fight to End “Global Sex Trafficking,” in Religious Responses to Sex Work and Sex Trafficking: An Outrage Against any Decent People Lauren McGrow and Yvonne Zimmerman, eds. New York: Routledge Press, 2022.


“Tertullian of Carthage and the Fantasy Life of Power: On

Martyrs, Christians, and Other Attachments to Juridical

Scenes,”with Maia Kotrosits. Journal of Early Christian

Studies 28.1 (2020): 1-31.

The Salvation of the Flesh in Tertullian of Carthage: Dressing for the Resurrection. New York and London: Palgrave/Macmillan Press, 2011. 

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