Kerrie Handasyde

PhD, MA (Research), BA, BTheol, AMusA

Adjunct Senior Lecturer in History

God in the Landscape: Studies in the Literary History of Australian Protestant Dissent. Bloomsbury, 2021. Monograph.

Contemporary Feminist Theologies: Power, Authority, Love, edited by Kerrie Handasyde, Cathryn McKinney and Rebekah Pryor. Abingdon: Routledge, 2021. Edited collection.

‘Embodied Knowing: Science and Technology’, co-authored with Anne Elvey. In Women in Christianity in the Modern Age (1920–today), edited by Lisa Isherwood and Megan Clay. Abingdon: Routledge, 2021. Chapter.

‘One Woman, Two Churches: Theologies of Women, 1920-1960’. In Women in Christianity in the Modern Age (1920–today), edited by Lisa Isherwood and Megan Clay. Abingdon: Routledge, 2021. Chapter.

‘Mother, Preacher, Press: Women Ministers and the Negotiation of Authority, 1910-1933’. In Contemporary Feminist Theologies: Power, Authority, Love, edited by Kerrie Handasyde, Cathryn McKinney and Rebekah Pryor, 88–99. Abingdon: Routledge, 2021. Chapter. 

‘Art and the Power to Save: William Ricketts and Mary Packer Harris in the Atomic Age’. Journal for the Academic Study of Religion (forthcoming 2022). Journal article.

‘Religious Dress and the Making of Women Preachers in Australia, 1880-1934’. Lilith: A Feminist History Journal 26 (2020): 103–19. Journal article. Accompanying blog: ‘Women Preachers―What to Wear?’ VIDA!Blog of the Australian Women’s History Network (2020). ‘Pentecost Past or Present: Responses to Charismatic Phenomena in Australian Churches of Christ’. Pneuma: Journal of the Society of Pentecostal Studies 41 (2019): 458–76. Journal article.

‘Anzac Theology and the Women Poets under the Southern Cross’. Colloquium: The Australia and New Zealand Theological Review 49, no. 1 (May 2017): 17–30. Journal article. Reprinted on the ‘Honest History’ website: http://honesthistory.net.au/wp/handasyde-kerrie-anzac-theology-and-women-poets-under-the-southern-cross/

‘Pioneering Leadership: Historical Myth-Making, Absence and Identity in the Churches of Christ in Victoria’. Journal of Religious History 41, no. 2 (June 2017): 235–50. Journal article.

  • History of religion in Australia
  • Protestant Dissent, Evangelicalism, Stone-Campbell Movement
  • Religion and literature, visual and material culture
  • History of religion and environment
  • Women’s history
  • History of religion and social justice
  • History of the transmission of religious ideas
  • Early Church: Modern Quests for an Ancient Faith

Dr Kerrie Handasyde is an Honorary Postdoctoral Associate in Church History at the University of Divinity, a freelance academic editor, and Academic Learning Adviser, adjunct lecturer and researcher at Pilgrim Theological College. She currently serves on the committees of the Religious History Association (Association for the Journal of Religious History) and the Australian Collaborators in Feminist Theologies, and is a member of the Australian Historical Association. She has previously worked as a Research Associate at the University of Melbourne, and served as Consultant Historian to Churches of Christ in Australia, Honorary Historian for Churches of Christ Vic/Tas and to the Australian Churches of Christ Historical Society, and Churches of Christ delegate to the Victorian Council of Churches and the World Council of Churches (8th General Assembly).