Professor Linda Hogan – Professor of Ecumenics at Trinity College Dublin – is an ethicist with 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 expertise, Professor Linda Hogan has experience of institutional management and governance, having spent 5 years as the Vice-Provost/Chief Academic Officer and Deputy President at Trinity College Dublin. In that role she had overall responsibility for education and research at the university. She coordinated strategic planning, and had responsibility for the direction and quality of research, undergraduate and postgraduate education and the student experience.
Amongst her recent publications are Keeping Faith with Human Rights, Georgetown University Press, 2015, Feminist Catholic Theological Ethics: Conversations in the World Church, Maryknoll: Orbis Press, 2014, edited jointly with Agbonkhianmghe Orobator, ‘The Role of Religion in Building Political Communities’ in ed. Cranmer, Hill, Kenny & Sandberg, The Confluence of Law and Religion, Cambridge University Press
and Conflicts within the Churches: The Roman Catholic Church’, in ed. Adrian Thatcher The Oxford Handbook of Theology, Sexuality and Gender, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014. Other publications include Religious Voices in Public Places, Oxford University Press, 2009 (edited with Nigel Biggar), Religions and the Politics of Peace and Conflict, Princeton Theological Monographs, 2009, Confronting the Truth, Conscience in the Catholic Tradition, New York, Paulist Press, 2000 and From Women’s Experience to Feminist Theology, Sheffield Academic Press 1995, reissued by Bloomsbury Academic Collections in 2016.
She has lectured on a range of topics in ethics and religion, including Ethics in International Affairs; Ethics of Globalisation; Biomedical Ethics; Human Rights in Theory and Practice; and Comparative Social Ethics. She has held posts at Trinity College Dublin and at the University of Leeds, where she was a member of the Centre for Gender and Women’s Studies and of the Centre for Business Ethics. She has been a member of the Irish Council for Bioethics and has been a Board member of the Coombe Hospital, Science Gallery and Marino Institute of Education. She has worked on a consultancy basis for a number of national and international organisations, focusing on developing ethical infrastructures.