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Dr. Carrie Schroeder

Professor, Women's and Gender Studies 

Prounouns: she/her/hers & they/them

Dr. Caroline T. Schroeder is Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Oklahoma, where she is also a member of the College of Arts and Sciences’ interdisciplinary Data Scholarship Program and a Fellow at the Data Institute for Societal Challenges. Dr. Schroeder is an award-winning teacher and scholar who works at the intersections of the cultural history of early Christianity, gender studies, and digital humanities. Her most recent monograph, Children and Family in Late Antique Egyptian Monasticism (Cambridge University Press), was recently a finalist for the 2021 American Academy of Religion book award for textual studies in religion. Dr. Schroeder also co-founded and is a Principal Investigator of the interdisciplinary online research platform Coptic Scriptorium (, which produces digital editions, natural language processing tools, and other digital resources for the study of Coptic literature and the Coptic language. Prior to coming to OU, she was Professor of Religious Studies at the University of the Pacific (2007-2019) and served as Director of the Humanities Center there from 2012 to 2014.  She received her Ph.D. in Religion from Duke University under the direction of Dr. Elizabeth A. Clark. Her research has been supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, American Council of Learned Societies, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, and other institutions.



Children and Family in Late Antique Egyptian Monasticism Cambridge University Press, 2021. (Finalist for the American Academy of Religion Book Award for Textual Studies in Religious Studies)

Melania: Early Christianity through the Life of One Family, co-edited with C. Michael Chin. University of California Press, 2016.

Monastic BodiesUniversity of Pennsylvania Press, 2007.


“A Collaborative Ecosystem for Digital Coptic Studies”, co-authored with Amir Zeldes, Journal of Data Mining and Digital Humanities special issue on “Collecting, Preserving, and Disseminating Endangered Cultural Heritage for New Understandings through Multilingual Approaches”, 2020,

“A Linked Coptic Dictionary Online”. Proceedings of LaTeCH 2018 – The 11th SIGHUM Workshop at COLING2018. Santa Fe, NM. Co-authored: Frank Feder, Maxim Kupreyev, Emma Manning, Caroline T. Schroeder, Amir Zeldes,

"Gender and Authenticity in the Debates about Gospel of Jesus's Wife Fragment” in Tony Burke, ed., Fakes, Forgeries, and Fictions: Writing Ancient and Modern Christian Apocrypha. Proceedings from the 2015 York University Christian Apocrypha Symposium (Eugene, OR: Cascade, 2017)

“Applying the Canonical Text Services Model to the Coptic SCRIPTORIUM,” co-authored with Bridget Almas, Data Science Journal, 15,

“Raiders of the Lost Corpus” co-authored with Amir Zeldes, Digital Humanities Quarterly 10.2 (2016)

“Women in Anchoritic and Semi-anchoritic Monasticism in Egypt: Rethinking the Landscape,” Church History: Studies in Christianity and Culture 83 (2014): 1-17 (winner of the ASCH Jane Dempsey Douglass Prize for best article on women in the history of Christianity)