Lincoln Center 916E
Ph.D. - Yale University
M.A. - Yale Divinity School
B.A. - Stanford University
Christiana Z. Peppard is Assistant Professor of Theology & Science in the Department of Theology at Fordham University, Lincoln Center campus. Her current research and book projects focus on (1) valuing fresh water in an era of economic globalization; (2) the value of water and the Catholic imagination; and (3) points of divergence and convergence in the concept of nature through scientific, theological, environmental, and ethical lenses.
Dr. Peppard received her Ph.D. from Yale University (2011, with distinction), an M.A.R. in Ethics from Yale Divinity School (2005), and a B.A. in Human Biology from Stanford University (2001). Her dissertation, “Valuing Water,” explores the ascription of value to fresh water in an era of economic globalization and charts a fresh water ethic from resources in moral anthropology and Catholic social teaching. With Andrea Vicini, S.J., she is co-editor of a volume in preparation, entitled Just Sustainability: Technology, Ecology, and Resource Extraction (under contract with Orbis Books). Dr. Peppard serves as a lay member of the Board of Directors of America magazine, the weekly publication of the Jesuit Conference of the United States.
Prior to joining the faculty at Fordham, Dr. Peppard was Cathedral Scholar in Residence at St. John the Divine in New York City and Visiting Scholar at the Center for Ethics Education at Fordham. She is the author of several peer-reviewed articles and chapters in books on fresh water, theology and science, and ethical methodology. With the late Arthur Galston, she co-edited Expanding Horizons in Bioethics (Springer, 2005), which argued for an expansion of bioethical discourse towards the horizon of the relationship between science and society. She has trained as a hospital chaplain and participated in a National Endowment for the Humanities summer seminar on Ethics at the End of Life (2003). She loves poetry, intellectual biographies, and mornings, and she lives with her spouse and their exuberant daughter in New York City.
THEO 1000-L02: Faith & Critical Reason, TF 11:30-12:45 (Lincoln Center)
THEO 1000-L05: Faith & Critical Reason, TF 2:30-3:45 (Lincoln Center)
THEO 4848-L01: Human Nature After Darwin, W 8:30-11:00
THEO 4848-R01: Human Nature After Darwin, TF 2:30-3:45 (Rose Hill)