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Prof. Linda Hogan

Professor of Ecumenics and Fellow of the College

Prof. Linda Hogan

Professor Linda Hogan is Vice-Provost/Chief Academic Officer and Professor of Ecumenics at Trinity College Dublin.  She was appointed to the role of Vice-Provost/CAO in September 2011 and as such has overall responsibility for education and research at the university and deputizes for the Provost as required. She is an ex officio member of the Executive Officers Group, the university's Senior Management Team, along with the Provost, Chief Operating Officer and the Faculty Deans. She coordinates strategic planning, research, undergraduate and postgraduate education, quality and the student experience.

Professor Hogan has degrees from the Pontifical University Maynooth and of Trinity College, Dublin, where she gained her Ph.D.  In 2007 she became a Fellow of TCD.  Her primary research interests lie in the fields of theological ethics, human rights and gender.  Amongst her recent publications are Religious Voices in Public Places, Oxford University Press, 2009 (edited with Nigel Biggar); Religions and the Politics of Peace and Conflict, Princeton Theological Monographs, 2009 (edited with Dylan Lee Lehrke); and Applied Ethics in a World Church, Orbis, 2008 (ed.) which received the 2009 Catholic Book Award from the Catholic Press Association of the USA and Canada.  She is also the author of Confronting the Truth: Conscience in the Catholic Tradition, Paulist Press, 2000 and From Women’s Experience to Feminist Theology, Sheffield, Sheffield Academic Press, 1995, 1998 as well as essays and journal articles in the fields of social and political ethics, feminist theological ethics and intercultural ethics.  She has been the co-editor of two special issues of Feminist Theory, i.e. Gendering Ethics/The Ethics of Gender 2001 and Ethical Relations, 2003.

Professor Hogan teaches on a range of modules including Ethics in International Affairs; Human Rights in Theory and Practice; Gender, War and Peace and Ecumenical Social Ethics.  Previously she held the post of Lecturer in Gender, Ethics and Religion in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Leeds.  In January 2005 she was a visiting professor at the Colleges of Divinity in both Sydney and Melbourne.  She also delivered the Helder Camara Lectures in Sydney and Melbourne in July 2004.  Her current Ph.D students are working on a range of topics including: the utility of moral restrictions in warfare; a feminist analysis of just war; an ecumenical ethic of human rights; the role of Catholic NGOs in the construction of a social ethic; and feminist epistemologies. 

She has served on the Editorial Boards of Feminist Theory; the Journal of Religious Ethics and the Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics and Soundings: An Interdisciplinary Journal.  She has been a member of the Irish Council for Bioethics and has worked on a consultancy basis for NGOs and other national and international organisations.

Recently published essays include:

  • ‘Visioning Ecumenics as Intercultural, Interreligious, and Public Theology’ with John May in From World Mission to Inter-religious Witness Concilium 2011/1
  • ‘Human Rights and the Politics of Universality’, Louvain Studies 35, (2011), pp. 181-199.
  • ‘The Clerical Sex Abuse Crisis: Ireland and Beyond’, Theological Studies, 72, (1), 2011,
  • ‘Mixed Reception: Paul VI and John Paul II on Sex and War’ in, editor(s) James Corkery and Thomas Worcester, The Papacy Since 1500 From Italian Prince to Universal Pastor, (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010),
  • ‘Rahner and the Theologies of Liberation’ in, editor(s) Padraic Conway & Fainche Ryan, Karl Rahner Theologian for the Twenty-first Century, (Bern: Peter Lang, 2010).

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Last updated 1 October 2012 by Irish School of Ecumenics (Email).