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.