Theology Department Faculty

Kristin E. Heyer


Selected Publications

“Enfleshing the Work of Social Production: Gender, Race and Agency.” Journal of Moral Theology 12 (Special Issue 1): 82–107.

“Walls in the Heart: Social Sin in Fratelli Tutti,”  Journal of Catholic Social Thought 19.1(Winter 2022) 25-40DOI: 10.5840/jcathsoc20221913

Christianity and the Law of Migration: An Introduction, ed. with Silas W. Allard and Raj Nadella. Abingdon: Routledge, 2021.

“Radical Solidarity: Migration in the USA as a Challenge for Theological Ethics” in Charles E. Curran and Lisa A. Fullam, eds., U.S. Moral Theology from the Margins: Readings in Moral Theology No. 19 (Paulist Press, 2020).

“Becoming Islands of Mercy in a Sea of Indifference: Migration, Social Sin, and Conversion,” in Thomas Kelly and Robert Pennington eds., An Ethic for Bridge Building: Pope Francis’ Practical Theological Approach (Herder & Herder, 2020) 77-91.

Migrants Feared and Forsaken: A Catholic Ethic of Social Responsibility,” Interdisciplinary Journal for Religion and Transformation in Contemporary Society 6.1 (July 2020) 158-170 DOI:

“Migration, Social Sin, and Solidarity,” in Peter Phan, ed., Christian Theology in the Age of Migration: Implications for World Christianity (Lexington Books, 2020).

Building Bridges in Sarajevo: The Plenary Papers from CTEWC 2018, ed. with James F. Keenan and Andrea Vicini. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis, 2019.

“Beyond the Northern Paradigm: Catholic Theological Ethics in Global Perspective,” with Linda Hogan, Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics 39, 39.1 (Spring/Summer 2019). 

“Internalized Borders: Immigration Ethics in the Age of Trump,” Theological Studies 79.1 (March 2018) 146-164.

Public Theology and the Global Common Good: the Contribution of David Hollenbach, ed. with Kevin Ahern, Meghan Clark, and Laurie Johnston. Orbis Press, 2016.

Conscience and Catholicism: Rights, Responsibilities and Institutional Responses, ed. with David DeCosse. Orbis Press, 2015.

Kinship Across Borders: A Christian Ethic of Immigration. Georgetown University Press, Moral Traditions series, 2012.

Works in progess:

The Moral Vision of Pope Francis: The Distinctive Contribution of the First Jesuit Pope, ed. with Conor Kelly, Georgetown University Press: 2024.

Moral Agency and the Promise of Freedom, under contract with Moral Traditions Series, Georgetown University Press: in progress.