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Catherine Wessinger

Loyola University New Orleans
Rev. H. James Yamauchi, S.J. Professor of the History of Religions
New Orleans, LA
Catherine Wessinger is the Rev. H. James Yamauchi, S.J. Professor of the History of Religions at Loyola University New Orleans. She is the author of How the Millennium Comes Violently: From Jonestown to Heaven’s Gate (2000); editor of Millennialism, Persecution, and Violence: Historical Cases (2000); editor of The Oxford Handbook of Millennialism (2011); editor of three Branch Davidian survivor autobiographies for Bonnie Haldeman (David Koresh’s mother), Sheila Martin, and Clive Doyle; and the author of an article and several book chapters that relate to the conflict between the Branch Davidians and federal agents in 1993.  She has served as co-general editor of Nova Religio: The Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions since 2000. Her YouTube channel—Catherine Wessinger—is devoted to interviews with people involved with the conflict between Branch Davidians and federal agents. She is one of four scholars of the 1993 “Waco” conflict who are featured in the film titled The Waco Branch Davidian Tragedy: What Have We Learned or Not Learned? produced by Reunion Institute (2020), published on her YouTube channel. Her other books and book chapters are on the study of women in religions.
Friday, March 17

8:30am EDT

9:45am EDT

11:00am EDT

12:30pm EDT

1:45pm EDT

3:00pm EDT

4:15pm EDT

6:00pm EDT

Saturday, March 18

8:30am EDT

9:45am EDT

10:45am EDT

12:00pm EDT

7:30pm EDT