Karen Elizabeth Park

Articles and Commentary

Here are a selection of articles and essays on religion and American society that I have written for places like Religion Dispatches, Sojourners, America, Commonweal and the Los Angeles Review of Books.

Fiction and Storytelling

I have an interest in stories and storytelling. Link here for audio of some of my stories, as well as published short fiction.

Academic Essays and Reviews

My recent academic work has been focused on Marian shrines and Marian apparitions. Find links to some essays here. I am also co-editing a book on Marian shrines which will be published by Fordham University Press in 2021.


Here are some brief thoughts on the short fiction, novels, essays, and podcasts I’m reading and listening to.

Here is a link to an interview I did on Wisconsin Public Radio about the problematic “Crusader” Mascot at my high school Alma Mater, Catholic Memorial

About Me

Click here for some information about my background and interests

Contact me

  • karen.park@snc.edu

Mailing Address

St. Norbert College
100 Grant Street
DePere, WI 54415