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Gina Messina-Dysert is Assistant Professor of Religion and Gender Studies of the School of Graduate and Professional Studies at Ursuline College. She is also co-founder of Feminism and Religion, the global project that explores the “F-word” in religion and the intersection between scholarship, activism, and community. As the author of multiple articles, the book Rape Culture and Spiritual Violence (2014), and co-editor of Faithfully Feminist: Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Feminists on Why We Stay (2015) and Feminism and Religion in the 21st Century (2014), Messina-Dysert has given serious attention to issues faced by women in relation to religion and social justice. She earned her doctorate degree at Claremont Graduate University with a dual focus in women studies in religion and theology, ethics, and culture and completed a M.A. in religious studies at John Carroll University. She also earned a M.B.A. at the University of Findlay and completed her undergraduate degree at Cleveland State University.