Theology and Religious Studies Welcomes Michael Jaycox

Written by Laura Paskin
March 17, 2014

Michael P. Jaycox joins the faculty in the Theology and Religious Studies Department as assistant professor of Christian ethics, effective September 1, 2014. Jaycox will receive his PhD from Boston College in May. He wrote his dissertation on anger as a constructive resource in struggles for social justice.

Jaycox has been a teaching fellow in the Theology Department at Boston College prior to his appointment to the faculty at SU. His general area of scholarship and research is theological ethics in the Catholic tradition. In particular, he focuses on issues of social justice related to bioethics and human rights, using a methodology informed by liberation theologies and feminist critical hermeneutics.

His publications include “Coercion, Autonomy, and the Preferential Option for the Poor in the Ethics of Organ Transplantation” in Developing World Bioethics and “Human Rights and Intrinsic Evil:The Language of Exceptionless Moral Norms in Catholic Theological Ethics,” to be published in Horizons this summer. In addition, he is an online contributor to “Political Theology Today: A Forum for Clergy, Students, and Scholars,” available at this link.

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