Catherine Wessinger is professor of religious studies at Loyola University New Orleans with a main research focus on millennialism, new religions, women and religion and religions of India. Wessinger is co-general editor of Nova Religio: The Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions and served as a consultant to federal law enforcement during the Montana Freemen standoff.
- Annie Besant and Progressive Messianism. 1988. Edwin Mellen Press.
- (Editor) Women's Leadership in Marginal Religions: Explorations Outside the Mainstream. 1993. University of Illinois Press.
- (Editor) Religious Institutions and Women's Leadership: New Roles Inside the Mainstream. 1996. University of South Carolina Press.
- (Editor) Millennialism, Persecution, and Violence: Historical Cases. 2000. Syracuse University Press.
- How the Millennium Comes Violently: From Jonestown to Heaven’s Gate. 2000. Seven Bridges Press.
- (Editor) Memories of the Branch Davidians: Autobiography of David Koresh's Mother. By Bonnie Haldeman. 2007. Baylor University Press.
- (Editor) When They Were Mine: Memoirs of a Branch Davidian Wife and Mother. By Sheila Martin. 2009. Baylor University Press.
- “Deaths in the Fire at the Branch Davidians’ Mount Carmel: Who Bears Responsibility?” Nova Religio: Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions 13, no. 2 (November 2009): 25-60.
- “Lee Hancock Collection: Federal and State Materials on the Branch Davidian Case,” Nova Religio: Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions 13, no. 2 (November 2009): 114-25.
- "Nova Religo at UC Press". http://www.ucpressjournals.com/journal.asp?j=nr&jDetail=editorial. Retrieved 2010-10-26.
- Rosenfeld, Jean E. (2000). "The Justus Freemen Standoff: The Importance of the Analysis of Religion in Avoiding Violent Outcomes". In Catherine Wessinger. Millennialism, Persecution, and Violence: Historical Cases. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press. pp. 326.