Melissa M. Wilcox
Associate Professor of Religion and Gender Studies, Whitman College, Walla Walla, Washington

Melissa M. Wilcox is Associate Professor of Religion and Gender Studies at Whitman College. She is the author or co-editor of several books and numerous articles on gender, sexuality, and religion, including Coming Out in Christianity: Religion, Identity, and Community; Queer Women and Religious Individualism; and (with David W. Machacek) Sexuality and the World’s Religions. She is also the author of the textbook and course reader, Religion in Today’s World: Global Issues, Sociological Perspectives, and is currently at work on a book on the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.