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Professor Linda Hogan

Professor of Ecumenics (School of Religion)


Professor Linda Hogan is an ethicist with extensive experience in research and teaching in pluralist and multi-religious contexts. Her primary research interests lie in the fields of inter-cultural and inter-religious ethics, social and political ethics, human rights and gender. In addition to her academic role, Professor Linda Hogan was Vice-Provost/Chief Academic Officer and Deputy President at Trinity College Dublin (2011-16) and Head of Irish School of Ecumenics (2006-2010) She has received a number of international professional honors including election to the Royal Irish Academy 2023, the award of an Honorary Doctorate by Regis College, University of Toronto, 2022, and election to the International Women's Forum 2016. Recent national roles include appointment as Chair of the Expert Committee of the Creating Our Future Campaign, 2021 and her appointment as an Irish Representative to the UNESCO Intergovernmental Meeting of Experts which negotiated the UNESCO Recommendation on the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence, Paris 2021. Recent publications include `Justifying Human Rights: Plural Foundations, Embedded Universalism" in Michael Krennerick, et al (eds.) "The Freedom of Human Rights: Subjects, Institutional Guarantees, Democracy" Wochenschau Verlag, 2023, and `Human Rights and the Vulnerabilities of Gender in a Climate Emergency', in Hilda Koster & Celia Deane-Drummond, (eds.) "In Solidarity with the Earth: A Multi-Disciplinary Theological Engagement with Gender, Mining and Toxic Contamination", Bloomsbury, 2022. She is the author of 3 monographs Keeping Faith with Human Rights, Georgetown University Press, 2015, Confronting the Truth, Conscience in the Catholic Tradition, Paulist Press, 2000 and From Women's Experience to Feminist Theology, Sheffield Academic Press 1995, reissued Bloomsbury Academic 2016, as well as numerous edited volumes. Professor Hogan has delivered keynote lectures and led expert seminars across the globe, including at the universities of Georgetown, Washington DC, Melbourne, Oxford, Sydney, and Vienna. She delivered the Newman Lecture at the University of Oxford 2021, and the United Nations 70th Anniversary UN Declaration of Human Rights Lecture RIKK, University of Iceland in 2018. She has been a member of the Irish Council for Bioethics and has been a Board member of the Coombe Hospital, Science Gallery and Chair of the Board of the Marino Institute of Education. She has worked on a consultancy basis for a number of national and international organisations, focusing on developing ethical infrastructures.
 INTEGRITY: Empowering Students for Responsible Conduct in Research
 Visioning 21st Century Ecumenism: Diversity, Dialogue & Reconciliation
 Interreligious Ethics and the Cultural Dynamics of Globalisation
 Health Policy Formation in a Christian Culture with Religious Minorities

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Chair of the Board of Governors, Marino Institute of Education 2017
Member of Board of Science Gallery, Dublin. 2011
Member of Board of Governors, Coombe Hospital, Dublin 2011
Editorial Board, Interdisciplinary Journal for Religion and Transformation in Contemporary Society 2018
Irish Council for Bioethics, Member, 2005
Editorial Board, Journal of Religious Ethics 2006
Editorial Board, Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics (USA) 2006
Editorial Board, Soundings: An Interdisciplinary Journal 2011
Editorial Board, Feminist Theory 2004
Deputy Director and Co-Founder, Centre for Interdisciplinary Gender Studies, University of Leeds 1997
Arts and Humanities Research Board Peer Review College, UK, Member 2005
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Society of Christian Ethics, USA
Society for the Study of Christian Ethics, UK
Society for Women in Philosophy
Irish Theological Association (Committee Member 1993 - 1996)
European Society of Women for Theological Research (Irish Representative 1996 - 1999)
European Society for Catholic Theology
European Ethics Network
Association of Teachers Moral Theology Britain and Ireland (Secretary of British Association, 1998 - 2001)
American Academy of Religion
Human Rights and the Vulnerabilities of Gender in a Climate Emergency in, editor(s)Hilda Koster & Celia Deane-Drummond , In Solidarity with the Earth: A Multi-Disciplinary Theological Engagement with Gender, Mining and Toxic Contamination, London, Bloomsbury, 2024, pp13 - 27, [Linda Hogan], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Justifying Human Rights: Plural Foundations, Embedded Universalism in, editor(s)Michael Krennerick, Michaela Lissowsky and Marco Schende , The Freedom of Human Rights: Subjects, Institutional Guarantees, Democracy" " A Commemorative Volume in Honour of Professor Heiner Bielefeldt, Frankfurt, Wochenschau Verlag, 2023, pp13 - 27, [Linda Hogan], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Linda Hogan, Reflecting and Advancing the Transformation: Catholic Theological Ethics and the Journal of Religious Ethics, 1973"2023, Journal of Religious Ethics, 51, (1), 2023, p1 - 26, p , Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Linda Hogan, Goddiksen MP, Johansen MW, Armond AC, Clavien C, et al, The person in power told me to. European PhD students: perspectives on guest authorship and good authorship practice. , PLoS One , 18, (1), 2023, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Linda Hogan, Mads Paludan Goddiksen, Mikkel Willum Johansen, Anna Catharina Armond, Mateja Centa, Christine Clavien, Eugenijus Gefenas, Roman Globokar, et al, Grey zones and good practice: A European survey of academic integrity among undergraduate students, Ethics and Behaviour, 2023, p1 - 19, pDOI: 10.1080/10508422.2023.218 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Desmond Ryan, Marta Lasek-Markey, Andrea Mulligan, Linda Hogan, Bryana Tunder, Conscientious Objection in an Uncertain Time: New Challenges in Ireland, Religions, 14, 2023, p1 - 16, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Linda Hogan, Doing the Truth, Studies The Irish Quarterly Review, 441, 2022, p26 - 37, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
The End of Life: Concilium, 56, 5, (2021), 1 - 138p, Linda Hogan, [eds.], Journal, PUBLISHED
Linda Hogan, Women's Reproductive Rights and the Legacy of Religion in Ireland: The Eight Amendment and its Repeal, Religion and Human Rights, 16, 2021, p143 - 172, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Linda Hogan, Moral Leadership: A Challenge and A Celebration, Theological Studies, 82, 2021, p138 - 155, Journal Article, PUBLISHED

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Linda Hogan, Floret The Irish School of Ecumenics at 50, Search, 44, (2), 2021, p192 - 201, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Vulnerability: An Ethic for a Divided World? in, editor(s)Kristin Heyer, James Keenan, Andrea Vicini , Building Bridges in Sarajevo: The Plenary Papers, New York, Orbis, 2019, pp217 - 222, [Linda Hogan], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Linda Hogan, Ethics Matters: Ethics in a Digital Age, Trinity Humanities Research Showcase, London, May , 2018, Oral Presentation, PUBLISHED
Linda Hogan, Introducing Trinity EthicsLab, Arts & Humanities Collaboration with Enterprise, Trinity Long Room Hub, May , 2018, Oral Presentation, PUBLISHED
Linda Hogan, Designing an Ethical Future: Can Artificial Intelligence Help? Our Digital World: Who is Serving Whom?, Behind the Headlines: Our Digital World: Who is Serving Whom?, Long Room Hub Trinity College Dublin, October , 2017, Oral Presentation, PUBLISHED
Looking to the Future in, editor(s)Michael Hurley , Floreat ut Pereat, Dublin, Columba, 2008, pp213 - 230, [Linda Hogan], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Linda Hogan, Negotiating Catholic School Leadership in a Morally Ambiguous World, Champagnat, 6, (3), 2005, p65 - 76, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Hogan L., Review of Moral Wisdom, Lessons and Texts from the Catholic Tradition, by James F. Keenan , The Tablet, 2005, p21-22 , Review, PUBLISHED
Hogan L., May J. D., Gender and Culture as Dimensions of Bodiliness, The Helder Camara Lectures, Melbourne and Sydney, Australia, July, 2004, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Hogan L., The Appropriation of Human Rights Language in Christian Social Ethics, Association of Moral Theologians Britain and Ireland, May, 2004, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED


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Fellow of Trinity College Dublin
Social and political ethics; the ethics of human rights; the ethics of gender; Christian ethics; religion in the public square