Kristin Heyer received her B.A. from Brown University and her Ph.D. in theological ethics from Boston College in 2003. She taught at Loyola Marymount University from 2003-2009 and joined the Santa Clara faculty in 2009. Her research focuses on the ethics of immigration, Catholic political engagement, moral agency and Christian social ethics.
TESP 4 The Christian Tradition
TESP 43 Catholic Social Thought
TESP 156 Christian Ethics and HIV/AIDS
TESP 158 Immigration and Ethics
Selected Publications: (for a complete list, access CV here)
Kinship Across Borders: A Christian Ethic of Immigration. Georgetown University Press, 2012.
"Social Sin and Immigration: Good Fences make Bad Neighbors,"
Theological Studies 71.2 (June 2010) 410-436.
"A Feminist Appraisal of Catholic Social Thought." For the City and the World: Conversations
in Catholic Studies and Social Thought. University of San Francisco Press, 2010.
Catholics and Politics: Dynamic Tensions between Faith and Power. Ed. with Mark Rozell and
Michael Genovese. Georgetown University Press, 2008.
Prophetic and Public: the Social Witness of U.S. Catholicism. Georgetown University Press,