Laura Stivers, PhD

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Professor, Philosophy, Religion, Social Justice, Co-Chair Division of Public Affairs

Social Justice

School of Liberal Arts and Education

Laura is a feminist social ethicist and scholar-activist. She speaks on and writes about issues related to social and environmental justice. Her most in-depth work has been on homelessness and affordable housing, most recently in relation to racism. Her academic training is in Christian ethics and her published work explores what responsibilities Christians have for creating flourishing communities and protecting our environment. Laura works with others within the community to promote justice and social change.


Graduate Theological Union, PhD
Pacific School of Religion, MDiv
Saint Olaf College, BA

Research Interests

Laura's research interests and publications focus on the intersection of economic, environmental and feminist ethics. She has co-authored case study books in Christian ethics and earth ethics and single-authored a book and various articles on homelessness. She has written multiple articles related to topics of social and environmental justice. 

Honors and Awards

  • Scholar at Homelessness Symposium, Center for Religious Wisdom & World Affairs, School of Theology and Ministry, Seattle University
  • Starnes Award for Outstanding Teaching, Pfeiffer University, 2008

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