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Dr Celia E. Deane-Drummond - SRF Vice President

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Director of the Laudato Si Research Institute, Campion Hall

Celia Deane-Drummond is currently Director of the Laudato Si’ Research Institute and Senior Research Fellow in theology at Campion Hall, University of Oxford. She was previously Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana from 2011-2019. She is also honorary visiting Professor in Theology and Science at the University of Durham, UK. Her work at the interface of theology, ethics and the biological and human sciences, including particularly ecology, genetics and anthropology stems from her prior academic experience as a researcher in plant physiology as well as theology. She is a trustee of the International Society for Science and Religion (ISSR). She was chair of the European Forum for the Study of Religion and Environment from 2011-2018. She is editor of the journal Philosophy, Theology and the Sciences. She received the Civitas Dei award from Villanova University in 2020. She is widely recognised internationally as a public speaker and has published hundreds of academic, pedagogical or popular articles/chapters and either written or edited 33 books.  Her recent book publications include The Wisdom of the Liminal: Human Nature, Evolution and Other Animals (2014), Technofutures, Nature and the Sacred, ed. with Sigurd Bergmann and Bronislaw Szerszynski (2015), Ecology in Jürgen Moltmann’s Theology, 2nd edition, (2016), Religion in the Anthropocene, edited with Sigurd Bergmann and Markus Vogt (2017), Theology and Ecology Across the Disciplines: On Care for Our Common Home, edited with Rebecca Artinian Kaiser (2018), The Evolution of Wisdom Volume I: Theological Ethics Through a Multispecies Lens (2019) and Shadow Sophia: The Evolution of Wisdom Volume II (2021).

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