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Andrea Marie Odegaard

PhD Student | History & Ecumenics

Andrea Marie Odegaard
History & Ecumenics
andrea.odegaard@ptsem.edu

Profile
Andrea Odegaard is a PhD student in church history at Princeton Theological Seminary. Before coming to Princeton Seminary, Odegaard earned degrees from the University of Notre Dame (MTS, history of Christianity) and Kenyon College (BA, history). Her undergraduate honors thesis, “Unity Under the Cross: Norway’s Christianization and State Formation in the Tenth and Eleventh Centuries,” received highest honors in 2014. Her current areas of research include the late Middle Ages and early Reformation, where she focuses on lay religious practice, female mysticism, and Reformation theology. She is passionate about using history to inform and support the ongoing ecumenical dialogue between Protestants and Catholics. Her other interests include: cultural studies, especially the daily lives of women; material culture; historical clothing reconstruction (900–1600); and late medieval martial manuals. Odegaard uses her handsewn clothing reconstructions, spindles, and armor to educate the public about European history and culture.

Educating faithful Christian leaders.

Pastor at Franklin Lakes United Methodist Church, New Jersey

Alison VanBuskirk, Class of 2015

“My call as a pastor centers on shaping a community where people can connect and be real with each other and God.”