Speaking Engagements

Below are some of my upcoming and recent speaking engagements. If your organization would like to inquire about my availability, please email me: [email protected].

Panelist, “Liberating Repro Health: Interfaith Morning Meditation on the 2nd Anniversary of Dobbs” June 24, 2024, webinar organized by Faith in Public Life

“Can an Institution Have a Conscience? Sticky Questions in Catholic Health Care,” Bioethics/Healthcare Section, Catholic Theological Society of America Annual Meeting, June 14, 2024.

“Connecting the Dots between Purity Culture and Rape Culture,” University of San Diego, Sexual Assault Awareness Month Workshop. April 15, 2024.

“Is Just War an Oxymoron? Theo-Ethical Reflections on Christian Just War Theory and Implications for the War in Gaza” University of San Diego Gaza@USD Teach-In 2024. April 18, 2024.

“Structural Change for Reproductive Justice” St. Mary’s College (Indiana). February 7, 2024.

“Sexual and Reproductive Health for Emerging Adults.” Lighting the Way Forward Conference, University of San Diego, January 13, 2024.

Panelist, with Meghan J. Clark, Alexandre Martins, and Todd A. Salzman, for Society of Christian Ethics concurrent session entitled “Teaching for the Church: Challenges and Opportunities of Living Our Vocation as Theologians in Ecclesial Spaces.” January 4, 2024, Chicago, Illinois.

Gala Greeting, “Women’s Ordination Conference 48th Anniversary: Synodality and the Fierce Urgency of Equality.” (November 18, 2023).

“Sexuality and Method in Moral Theology: Whose Experiences are Normative?” at conference “Sexuality and Contemporaneity: A Understanding from a Christian Ethics” (SEXUALIDADE E CONTEMPORANEIDADE: UMA COMPREENSÃO A PARTIR DA ÉTICA CRISTÃ), Brazilian Society of Moral Theology, May 24, 2023. Slides and presentation translated by Alexandre Martins (Marquette University).

Panelist, “Catholic Women: Reclaiming Debates about Abortion and Reproductive Justice,” April 18, 2023. Faith in Public Life forum online. To read the accompanying letter, see Open Letter. For a critique by Michael Sean Winters, see this opinion piece from NCR. A critique by Church Militant can be found here.

“Raising Our Voices in Church: Justice and Women” College of the Holy Cross, March 23, 2023.

“Respect Women: A Catholic Action Plan for Justice,” First Annual Respect Women Lecture Series, Future Church. January 18, 2023.

Heroes of the Fourth Turning, by Will Arbery, Opening Night Talkback, University of San Diego, November 4, 2022.

“Religion, Theology, and Abortion.” with Dr. Tricia C. Bruce. A Religion and Complex Social Issues series Conversation, St. Louis University, September 22, 2022.

“Pope Francis on the Call of Love: Seminar on Amoris Laetitia” Center for Catholic Thought and Culture, University of San Diego, September 14, 2022.

“Abortion: Where Do We Go From Here?” with Dr. Tricia C. Bruce. Association of Pittsburgh Priests, September 7, 2022.

“Women and the Church,” Amoris Laetitia–Pastoral Practices, Life Experience, and Moral Theology: Between New Opportunities and New Paths. Pontifical Gregorian University. May 11, 2022. Rome, Italy.

College of the Holy Cross, Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Program Speaker Series, “Abortion Bans: Catholic Teachings and Feminist Catholic Analysis,” March 21, 2022

“Feminist Concerns with the Category of Intrinsic Evil and Its Institutional Implications in Catholic Settings.” Moral Theory and Christian Ethics Interest Group, Annual Meeting of the Society of Christian Ethics. January 10, 2022.

Koch Lecture, College of St. Benedict, St. Joseph, Minnesota, October 11, 2021

“Becoming Anti-Racist” St. Paul’s Cathedral Women Together Series, San Diego. May 6, 2021.

“Radical Hospitality: Health and Ability” Sponsored by the Humanities Center. April 14, 2021.

Consistent Ethic of Life Lecture, Aquinas Center at Candler School of Theology, Atlanta, Georgia, March 18, 2021

Switgall Lecture, Center for Catholic Thought and Culture, University of San Diego, March 8, 2021

“On Care for Our Common Home” University of San Diego, Center for Catholic Thought and Culture, Zoom Panel Discussion, Chapter Two of Laudato Si by Pope Francis. With Persephone Lewis, Maureen Day, and Emmit Farrell. Moderated by Jeffrey Burns. February 25, 2021

“Indifference is not an Option: Fratelli Tutti” University of San Diego, Center for Catholic Thought and Culture, Zoom Panel Discussion. With Carmen Nanko-Fernandez and Bishop Robert McElroy. Moderated by Michael Lovette-Colyer. February 10, 2021.

“Co-Creating the Future of Faith: Women in the Catholic Church” with Erin Bishop, Center for Catholic Thought and Culture, University of San Diego, November 16, 2020

“Thoughtful Thursdays” Examen, Center for Christian Spirituality and University Ministry, University of San Diego, October 29, 2020

“Feminist Debates within Catholicism” Webinar: Advancing Issues of Human Rights and Religious Freedom. Human Rights Media. September 25, 2020.

William H. Shannon Lecture Series, Nazareth College, September 10-11, 2020

On A Mission podcast with Molleen Dupree-Dominguez, November 6, 2019.

Crossing the Lines Conference, Pt. Loma Nazarene University, October 24, 2019

“Abortion is Not the Only Moral Issue” St. Ignatius Parish, San Francisco, California, September 15, 2019.

“Abortion as Social Sin.” LIFE Week Panel Presentation. April 1, 2019, University of San Diego.