Olga Solovieva, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor and Director of Religious Studies
Olga Solovieva is an assistant professor and director of the Religious Studies program. Her academic training is in history of early Christianity and religions of Late Antiquity, and her primary research interests are in Christian ascetical and mystical traditions, and women and religion. Dr. Solovieva teaches a wide range of courses, including comparative courses such as Religion, the Body, and Sexuality; and Death and Immortality, as well as courses in particular religious traditions (ancient Greek and Graeco-Roman, Buddhism, Islam) and Introduction to Religious Studies. Prior to joining W&J, Dr. Solovieva taught at Ithaca College, Skidmore College, and Union College.