Dr. Cathleen Kaveny

Cathleen Kaveny is the Darald and Juliet Libby Professor at Boston College where she teaches in both the Theology Department and the Law School. She has published over a hundred articles and essays, in journals and books specializing in law, ethics, and medical ethics. She serves on the masthead of Commonweal as a regular columnist. Her first book, Law’s Virtues: Fostering Autonomy and Solidarity in American Society, published in 2012 by Georgetown University Press won a first place award in the category of “Faithful Citizenship” from the Catholic Press Association. Her latest book, Prophecy without Contempt: Religious Discourse in the Public Square, was published in March 2016.

Professor Kaveny is the president of the Society of Christian Ethics, the major professional society for scholars of Christian ethics and moral theology in North America, and has served on a number of editorial boards including The American Journal of Jurisprudence, The Journal of Religious Ethics, the Journal of Law and Religion, and The Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics.