JUNE 6, 2024

Many Catholic sisters are interested in publishing articles and books. In this webinar Carole Sargent shares case studies of how she has guided Dominican, SHCJ, and RSCJ sisters to publication through her office at Georgetown University. Beyond books and articles, sisters can contribute personal histories, anecdotes for use in various publications and on social media, and even Wikipedia pages (Sargent has a feminist Wikipedia project underway). She provides an overview of a range of projects, and addresses participants’ questions.

This webinar is jointly presented by Archivists for Congregations of Women Religious and Communicators for Women Religious. 



Carole Sargent, Ph.D.
Founding Director, Office of Scholarly Publications
Georgetown University

Carole Sargent, Ph.D., is founding director of the Office of Scholarly Publications at Georgetown University, where she guides faculty researchers to book and article publication. Through this work, she developed a personal vocation helping Catholic sisters and priests publish, and she will work with anyone in full-time religious life without charge. She has an open door for various vowed lay vocations as well, as she is an associate of the Sacred Heart (RSCJ).

Sargent spent three years guiding Sr. Jeanne Clark, OP, to write All the Way In: A Story of Activism, Incarceration, and Organic Farming (Orbis Press), oversaw the audiobook, and has guided many other sisters. Among the Catholic books she has written are Transform Now Plowshares: Megan Rice, Gregory Boertje-Obed, and Michael Walli (Liturgical Press) and a book-in-progress about Ardeth Platte, OP. With Jesuit Fr. Drew Christiansen. She co-edited the award-winning A World Free from Nuclear Weapons: The Vatican Conference on Disarmament (2020) and Forbidden: Receiving Pope Francis’s Condemnation of Nuclear Weapons (2023), both from Georgetown University Press.

Sargent writes about sisters for The National Catholic Reporter, Global Sisters Report, and Commonweal, and she also gets sisters’ stories into the mainstream media, such as Politico, the BBC, and The Boston Globe. She is eager to think with you about the publishing goals of your sisters and also your own goals, and she is often available for collegial conversations and brainstorming about publishing.