Megan McCabe works in the areas of Catholic moral theology, theological ethics, and feminist theologies. Her research and teaching respond to questions of human responsibility for suffering and the correlative duties to work for social transformation. Her current research develops an understanding of “cultures of sin,” specifically in the context of an examination of the problem of the cultural foundation of sexual violence. Her work has been published in the Journal of Religious Ethics and America Magazine and is forthcoming in the Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics. She is an active member of Catholic Theological Ethics in a World Church (CTEWC), the College Theology Society (CTS), the American Academy of Religion (AAR), the Society of Christian Ethics (SCE), and the Catholic Theological Society of America (CTSA). She is currently co-chairing a five-year seminar at AAR, “Contextualizing the Catholic Sexual Abuse Crisis,” and co-founded and co-chaired for three years an interest group at the CTSA, “Theology, Sexuality, and Justice: New Frontiers.”
“‘I think that the ways that we move through time and space and objects move through time and space connects us…They can occasion a kind of connection.’ It is ‘our tender care’ for these objects, not merely their proximity to violent suffering, that transforms them into sacred objects.”
The Political Theology Network seeks proposals for its next series of essays on Critical Theory for Political Theology 2.0 from the fields of feminist theory, queer theory, decolonial studies, Black studies, or Indigenous studies.