Dr. Nancy Dallavalle is quoted in the Washington Post article "What Catholic Women Want" which details leading Catholic women's opinions on the role of women in the Catholic Church.
“The church simply refusing [to ordain women] means that women will never exercise authority,” says Nancy Dallavalle, an associate professor of religious studies at Fairfield University. “They will never shape the institution. They are walled off from shaping” the church.
You can learn about Dr. Dallavalle's thoughts on women as theologians and the American Catholic Church by viewing video clips in our American Scholars of Religion Video Collection @ http://digitalcommons.fairfield.edu/asrvideos-ndallavalle/.