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Julie Hanlon Rubio, Ph.D.

Professor of Christian Ethics

Women's and Gender Studies

Office Hours

T: 12-2

Courses Taught

Undergraduate: Faith and Politics, Theology and the Body, Theological Foundations, Social Justice; Graduate: Christian Theology: Introduction, Feminist Theology


Ph.D. in Religion and Social Ethics, University of Southern California, 1995
M.T.S., Harvard Divinity School, 1991

Research Interests

  • Family ethics
  • Feminist theology
  • Faith and public life
  • Catholic social thought

Publications and Media Placements

Hope for Common Ground: Mediating the Personal and the Political in a Divided Church, Georgetown University Press, 2016.

Moral Traditions series "Cooperation with Evil Reconsidered: The Moral Duty of Resistance," Theological Studies 78.1, 2017, 96-120.

“Ordinary Families, Holy Families: Looking to the Bible for New Models of Mercy,” America, June 20-27, 2016.

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Honors and Awards

  • Annual Book Award, College Theology Society 2017
  • Hope for Common Ground Catholic Press Association Award 2011
  • Family Ethics: Practices for Christians Outstanding Teaching Award
  • Women’s and Gender Studies, SLU 2016 Faculty Excellence Award
  • SLU Student Government Association 2007 and 2003

Professional Organizations and Associations

  • Society of Christian Ethics
  • College Theology Society
  • Catholic Theological Society of America
  • Board of Horizons-the Journal of the College Theology Society

Community Work and Service

  • National Seminar for Jesuit Higher Education Board
  • National Catholic Reporter Board