Laura Stivers, Ph.D.

Laura Stivers

Dean 
School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
415.458.3734
laura.stivers@dominican.edu
Dominican Scholar Profile

Education

PhD Graduate Theological Union, Christian Ethics and Social Theory

MDiv Pacific School of Religion

BA Saint Olaf College, Philosophy and Urban Studies


Earth Ethics: A Case Method Approach, Bookcover

Earth Ethics: A Case Method Approach.
Available through Orbis Books

 

Christian Ethics: A Case Method Approach Bookcover

Christian Ethics: A Case Method Approach.
Available through Orbis Books

 

Disrupting Homelessness: Alternative Christian Approaches Bookcover


Disrupting Homelessness: Alternative Christian Approaches.
Available through Fortress Press

 

Courses Taught

Undergraduate: 

  • Ethics
  • Moral Philosophy
  • Social Justice and the Common Good
  • Environmental Philosophy and Ethics
  • Environmental Advocacy:  From Preservation to Eco-Justice
  • Introduction to Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Human Nature
  • Introduction to Logic and Critical Thinking
  • Philosophical and Christian Ethics
  • Founders of Ancient Philosophy
  • Founders of Modern Philosophy
  • Christian Servant Leadership
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Research in Religion

Graduate:

  • Social Justice, Privilege, and Oppression
  • Wilderness to Eco-Justice
  • Christian Ethics
  • Contemporary Christian Theology

 

Publications

  • Earth Ethics: A Case Method Approach. Jim Martin-Schramm, Daniel Spencer, and Laura Stivers. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2015.
  • Disrupting Homelessness: Alternative Christian Approaches, Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2011.
  • Christian Ethics: A Case Method Approach, Fourth Edition, By Laura Stivers, Jim Martin-Schramm, and Christine Gudrof.  Maryknoll, New York: Orbis Books, February 2012
  • Justice in a Global Economy: Strategies for Home, Community, and World, edited by Laura Stivers, Pamela Brubaker, and Rebecca Todd Peters.  Louisville, Kentucky: Westminster/John Knox Press, 2006.  Chosen “Outstanding Title of 2007” by Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries, v.45, no. 05, January 2008.
  • “Christian Feminist Conception of Justice” and responses to other chapters in Christian Faith and Justice, edited by Victor McCracken, London: Bloomsbury Publishing Board, 2014.
  • “Responding to ‘Not In My Backyard’ Advocates: A Christian Feminist Justice Approach,” in Applied Christian Ethics: Foundations, Economic Justice, and Politics, edited by Lon Weaver, 2014.
  • “Teaching Religion and Ecology/Nature,” Spotlight on Teaching, Religious Studies News, American Academy of Religion, May 2011.
  • “Economic Ethics,” in Liberative Ethics, edited by Miquel de la Torre.  Minneapolis, MN:  Fortress Press, Spring 2012.
  •  “Water as Earth’s Bloodstream or Commodity? Latina Ecofeminist Responses,” chapter in a book on spirituality, editor Timothy Hessel-Robinson, Fall 2011.
  • “Making a Home for All in God's Compassionate Community: A Feminist Liberation Assessment of Christian Responses to Homelessness and Housing,” in Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics, volume 28.2, Fall/Winter 2008.
  • From Homelessness to Hope:  Constructing Just, Sustainable Communities For All God’s People.  Writer of theological section and co-editor of document. Presbyterian Church U.S.A. social witness statement on homelessness, 2008.
  • “A Sense of Place in a Globalized World:  Place-Based Organizing for Corporate Accountability” in Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics, volume 27.1, Spring/Summer 2007: 95-112.
  • “Holding Corporations Accountable” in Justice in a Global Economy: Strategies for Home, Community, and World, edited by Laura Stivers, Pamela Brubaker, and Rebecca Todd Peters. Louisville, Kentucky: Westminster/John Knox Press, 2006.
  • “Resistance to Structural Adjustment Policies,” in Resistance and Theological Ethics, edited by Robert L. Stivers and Ronald H. Stone.  Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers Inc., 2004.

 

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Religion
  • Society of Christian Ethics
  • Social Ethics Network