Megan Dent



Google has a history problem. The Critic, March 2024.

The Nobility of Journalism. The Dispatch, March 2024.

The Revelations of Simone Weil. The Dispatch, February 2024.

Feast, fast, and Photoshop. Church Times, January 2024.

When Obscure Christmas Liturgies Become Relevant Anew. The Dispatch, December 2023.

The Perils of a Culture of Critique. The Dispatch, November 2023.

The Devolution of Idealism. The Dispatch, November 2023.

So, is there ‘heaven in ordinary’? Church Times, August 2023.

Unlikely key to the Kingdom. Church Times, June 2023.

The recovery of hope. Church Times, May 2023.

Thou in the midst of them. Church Times, May 2022.

Father forgiven. Church Times, February 2022.

Jordan Peterson describes his difficulties with Christianity. Church Times, May 2021.

Governments need to find faster solutions for children at risk of abuse. Apolitical, June 2020.

Data and tech can help deliver vital non-coronavirus health services. Apolitical, June 2020.

In the world of evidence-based health policy, who gets left behind? Apolitical, March 2020.

Urban design: How drones map Lima’s green spaces. Apolitical, August 2019.

Two Ways to Fight for Health Equity. Apolitical, August 2019.

Mobile phones are revolutionising women’s health in Uganda and Kenya. Apolitical, July 2019.

Scaling: What to do when the evidence disappoints. Apolitical, June 2019.

Scaling social policy: Five lessons from Brazil. Apolitical, May 2019.

To help refugee kids, give their parents space to heal. Apolitical, March 2019.

Academic publications

Dent, Megan, "Disraeli and the Bible", Journal of Victorian Culture, 2023.

Dent, Megan. "Disraeli and Race," in A.D. Cousins and Dani Napton (eds.), Disraeli and the Politics of Fiction: Some Reconsiderations. Brill, 2022.

Kerry, Paul E., Albert D. Pionke, and Megan Dent, eds. Thomas Carlyle and the Idea of Influence. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2018.

Dent, Megan. “‘Mysteries of Predisposition’: Carlyle, Disraeli, Goethe, and Religious Influence,” in Paul E. Kerry, Albert D. Pionke, and Megan Dent (eds.), Thomas Carlyle and the Idea of Influence. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2018.

Dent, Megan. [Review of the book Imagined Spiritual Communities in Britain’s Age of Print by Joshua King]. Nineteenth Century Literature 72.2 (2017), pp. 264–267.

Dent, Megan. “‘There must be design’: the threat of unbelief in Disraeli’s Lothair.” Victorian Literature And Culture 44, no. 3 (2016): pp. 671-686.

Kearney, Megan. “The Pure and Imaginative.Cosmologics: A Magazine of Science, Religion, and Culture at Harvard Divinity School (Spring 2015).


DPhil Theology
Keble College, University of Oxford

MSt Theology (Distinction)
Regent’s Park College, University of Oxford

BA English (High Honors, Cum Laude)
Smith College