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Santa Clara University
Karen Peterson-Iyer, Ph.D
Lecturer (Academic Quarter)
Karen Peterson-Iyer received her B.A. in Political Science from Stanford University, her M.Div. from Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, California, and her M.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D. in Ethics from the Religious Studies Department of Yale University. Her research interests are currently focused on sexual ethics (contemporary sexuality) and bioethics (genetic ethics and cross-cultural health care). At SCU, Karen also works at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, where she teaches the Center?s Health Care Ethics Internship (ELSJ 198). Karen has also worked in the past in campus ministry and on the writing and editorial staff of Sojourners magazine in Washington, D.C. She is married with two sons.
Selected Publications: (for a complete list, access CV here)
"Pharmacogenomics, Ethics, and Public Policy." Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal, March 2008.
"Motherhood and Tenure: Can Catholic Universities Support Both?" Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry and Practice, March 2005. With Bridget Burke Ravizza.
"Prostitution: A Feminist Ethical Analysis," Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion, Fall 1998.