Invited Lectures and Presentations

As an expert in feminist theology and activist for women’s human rights and gender justice, Gina has been invited to offer lectures and presentations at various events and institutions around the country including the University of California at Santa Barbara, Notre Dame University, Claremont Graduate University, and Arizona State University.  Gina specializes in bridging the gap between scholarship and community and is available for speaking engagements, workshops, and retreats.

Recent Speaking Engagements and Media Appearances

Gina returned to the United Nations in March, 2014 to speak at the Commission on the Status of Women about the feminization of poverty.  She also moderated a dialogue about the rising rates of HIV in women worldwide.

UNWomenGina presented at the American Academy of Religion in November, 2013 in Baltimore, MD about the impact of technology on the future of the field of feminism and religion.

  • Gina returned to the United Nations to speak at the Commission on the Status of Women regarding violence against women and globalization on March 9, 2013.

PBS_logo Gina appeared on the Tavis Smiley Show on PBS February 22, 2013 to discuss the Pope’s resignation and the future of the Catholic Church.  Click here to see the full interview.

  • Gina spoke at the American Academy of Religion in Chicago, November 17-20, 2012.  She offered two separate presentations: 1. Feminism, Religion, and Social Media; 2. A Feminist Theological Perspective on Genocide and the Responsibility to Protect.
  • Gina presented on a panel about women’s ordination in the Catholic Church alongside Rosemary Radford Ruether, Jane Via, and Fr. Roy Bourgeois at Claremont Graduate University on November 1, 2012.
  • Gina was invited to present on reproductive justice on April 9, 2012 at Loyola Marymount University in an effort to encourage dialogue on this important topic.  Click here to read Gina’s presentation.


  • Gina discussed the future of feminist theology on the Feminist Theologies: Past, Present, and Future panel.  Click below to review the video of the event.

Feminist Theologies: Past, Present, and Future

Or click here to read Gina’s presentation on the future of feminist theology.

Speaking/Interviews/Media Requests

If you are interested in scheduling a speaking engagement, and interview or for media requests, please send an email to gmessinadysert at gmail dot com.

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