I am a Catholic feminist theologian working at the intersection of systematic theology, evolutionary biology, and feminist philosophy and theology. I am an Assistant Professor of Theology and the Theology Program Director at Gannon University in Erie, PA, where I am currently teaching Foundations of Theology and Christian Morality, Comparative Theology, and Christology. Before taking up my position at Gannon I was based at the University of Nottingham (UK) as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the “God and the Book of Nature Project” (funded by the John Templeton Foundation). My first monograph is entitled Original Sin and the Evolution of Sexual Difference and has just been published with Oxford University Press (March 2023). It was a finalist for the International Society for Science and Religion’s 2023 Book Prize.
My current research is funded by the John Templeton Foundation (Grant ID: 62619) as part of a grant entitled “Biocultural Evolution and Theological Anthropology.” I am also a participant in the Illuminating Theological Inquiry and Christian Ethics Through Training in Psychological Science project (funded by the John Templeton Foundation and organized by Baylor University). Both of these grant opportunities are providing assistance with the development of my second monograph, tentatively entitled Beauty in the Wild: Ecological Aesthetics, Theology, and Feminism.