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Kristin Heyer

United States
Institution Boston College
Position Professor of Theological Ethics, Director of Graduate Studies
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Recent Publications
  • “Beyond the Northern Paradigm: Catholic Theological Ethics in Global Perspective,” with Linda Hogan, Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics 39, vol. 39, no. 1 (Spring/Summer 2019) DOI: 10.5840/jsce20193251.
  • “Internalized Borders: Immigration Ethics in the Age of Trump,” Theological Studies 79.1 (March 2018) 146-164.
  • “Toward a Moral Response to Unaccompanied Minors in the U.S. Context,” in Hille Haker and Molly Greening, eds., Unaccompanied Migrant Children: Social, Legal and Ethical Perspectives (Lanham, MD: Lexington, 2018).
  • “Catholic Public Witness on Health Care Reform: Toward a More Capacious Model of Conscience,” in David DeCosse and Tom Nairn, eds., Conscience and Catholic Health Care: From Clinical Contexts to Government Mandates (Orbis Press, 2017).
  • “The Idea of the Common Good: Interdisciplinary Contributions to Catholic Higher Education,” Integritas 7.1 (Spring 2016)
  • Public Theology and the Global Common Good: the Contribution of David Hollenbach, ed. with Kevin Ahern, Meghan Clark, and Laurie Johnston. Orbis Press, 2016.
  • Conscience and Catholicism: Rights, Responsibilities and Institutional Responses, ed. with David DeCosse. Orbis Press, 2015.
  • Kinship Across Borders: A Christian Ethic of Immigration. Georgetown University Press, Moral Traditions series, 2012.
  • Catholics and Politics: The Dynamic Tension between Faith and Power, ed. with Michael Genovese and Mark Rozell. Georgetown University Press, 2008.
  • Prophetic and Public: The Social Witness of U.S. Catholicism. Georgetown University Press, Moral Traditions Series, 2006.
  • “Familismo Across the Americas: En Route to a Liberating Christian Family Ethic,” in Agnes Brazal and Maria Teresa Dávila, eds., Catholic Theological Ethics on the Migrations of Peoples: Living with(out) Borders (Orbis Press, 2016) 121-132.
Professional Activities and Affiliations
  • Co-chair, CTEWC
  • Former Board Member, Catholic Theological Society of America
  • Former Editor, Moral Traditions Series, Georgetown University Press
  • Former Editorial Consultant, Theological Studies (journal)
  • Former board member, National Seminar on Jesuit Higher Education
  • Society of Christian Ethics