Born in Fresno and a Californian at heart, Christiana Zenner Peppard, Ph.D., is now Associate Professor of Theology, Science, and Ethics at Fordham University in New York City. Join her for conversations on Twitter: @christyzen.
Her topic for ISW 2018 is “Just Sustainability: Religion, Pluralism, and Care for Our Common Home.”
Dr Peppard’s research engages religious ecological ethics at the intersection of Catholic social teaching, ecological anthropology, natural law theory and developments in the earth sciences. She is an expert in emerging fresh water ethics, and her current manuscript project engages the quandaries surrounding the values of water in the Anthropocene. Other areas of expertise and research interest include: Laudato Si’, ecological theory and political ecology, feminist natural law theory, comparative religious responses to Darwin and evolutionary theory, and the history and ethics of the Catholic Church’s engagement with modern biological sciences.
Dr. Peppard is the author of three books:
- Just Water: Theology, Ethics and the Global Water Crisis (Orbis Books, 2014)
- Just Sustainability: Ecology, Technology, and Resource Extraction, co-edited with Andrea Vicini SJ (Orbis Books, 2015)
- Expanding Horizons in Bioethics, co-edited with Arthur Galston (Springer, 2005)