Dr. Sarah Bogue joined the faculty as assistant professor in the practice of the history of Christianity and director of digital learning in 2020; however, she has worked at Candler and Pitts Theology Library in a number of roles since 2010. While earning her PhD from Emory’s Laney Graduate School, Bogue taught classes at Candler in church history and Latin grammar. Both in the classroom and as a reference and instruction librarian, and later as the head of research and access services at Pitts, Bogue helped students find the connection between academic research and vocational exploration. As the director of digital learning, she played a fundamental role as the school transitioned to online learning in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Her research interests include early Medieval history, particularly the dramas and poems of the 10th century German secular canoness Hrotsvit. Her interest in devotional practices in the medieval and early modern world coupled with her position at Pitts Theology Library led to her role in curating the Pitts exhibition on The Materiality of Devotion.
Bogue was voted by students as Candler’s Staff/Faculty Member of the Year five years in a row, and is a member of the American Theological Library Association, the American Academy of Religion, the North American Patristics Society, and the Hagiography Society.
Bogue is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA).