Presentations

Invited Lectures

The 2016 Pierre Lecture.  "The Woods are Lovely, Dark, and Deep: Cultivating a Forest Spirituality in a Clearcut World." March 2016, University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio.

The 2010 Catherine of Siena Lecture.  "Okapis by Moonlight:  Sacramental Witness in Women's Writing."  April 2010, Dominican  University, Chicago.

 

Recent Conference Presentations

“But I Thought Love Was Supposed to Endure All Things”: Domestic Violence, Discernment, and the Indissolubility of Marriage,” American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, November 2015.

“Catholicism, Modernity, and Women: A Response to Julian Bourg,” The Boston Roundtable, Boston College, November 2015.

“The Pope, The Planet, and the People of God: Faith and Justice in an Age of Environmental Crisis,” Fall Core Convocation Lecture, St. Catherine University, October 2015.

“Knowing the Ground Beneath our Feet: A Spirituality of Placemaking,” Catholic Theological Society of America meeting, June 2014.

"The Abundant Life: Eating Humanly in a Hungry World," Catholic Theological Society of America meeting, June 2013.

“Women at the Well: Sacramentality and the Search for Living Water," Catholic Theological Society of America meeting, June 2012.

"Rushing Winds and Rising Waters: Confronting the Climate Crisis,” Catholic Theological Society of America meeting, June 2011.

“The Limits of Love: Emily Carr’s Tangled Relationship with First Nations People, Art, and Culture,” College Theology Society meeting, June 2010.

"Rushing Winds and Rising Waters: The Presence of God in a World  Whose Climate is Changing."  Invited panelist.  Sustainability and the  Catholic University conference, Notre Dame.  October 2009.

"Beyond the Devastation:   Beauty, Ecology, and Emily Carr's Clearcut Forests," Catholic Theological Society of America meeting, June 2009.

“Humility, Harmony, Home: The Agrarian Spirituality of Wendell Berry,” College Theology Society meeting, May 2009.

“Reconsidering  Eve’s Punishment: The Theological Challenge of Obstetric Fistula,”  American Theological Society meeting, November 2008.

“Emily Carr: A  Spirituality of Brokenness,” Society for the Arts in Religious and  Theological Study meeting at the American Academy of Religion, November  2008.

“Fiction as Dangerous Memory: Time, Suffering, and the Construction of Experience,” College Theology Society meeting, June 2006.

“Beauty, Terror, and Truth: Reading Other People’s Stories,”   Catholic Theological Society of America meeting, June 2006.

“In Pain and Sorrow: Childbirth,  Incarnation, and the Suffering of Women,” Fifth International Leuven  Encounters in Systematic Theology conference; November 2005.

“Red is the Color of the Morning:   Resurrection in the Writings of Terry Tempest Williams,” Catholic Theological Society of America meeting,   June 2005.

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