Aline Kalbian

Professor of Religion
Associate Dean, College of Arts & Sciences
Dr. Aline Kalbian

Contact Information

Religion, Ethics, and Philosophy
Office Location
210 Dodd Hall
Resume / CV
Office Hours

TBA and by appointment


Aline Kalbian (Ph.D., '96, University of Virginia, Religion and Ethics) teaches courses in religious ethics, medical ethics, gender and ethics, and Catholic ethics. Kalbian is an affiliate of The Center for Innovative Collaboration in Medicine and Law at the FSU College of Medicine. She is also co-editor (with Martin Kavka) of the Journal of Religious Ethics. Her research focuses on the way moral traditions develop and change over time, especially on matters pertaining to gender, sexuality, and medicine. Her new book Sex, Violence, Justice: Contraception and the Catholic Church was published in 2014.

Research Interests

  • Bioethics and Religion 
  • Catholic Moral Theology 
  • Gender and Religion 

Selected Publications

  • Sex, Violence, Justice: Contraception and the Catholic Church (Georgetown University Press, 2014) 
  • Sexing the Church: Gender, Power and Ethics in Contemporary Catholicism (Indiana University Press, 2005) 
  • “Social Change and Narrative Quests in Christian Smith’s What is a Person?” Journal of Religious Ethics, 42.1 (2014): 146-155. 
  • “Moral Traces and Relational Autonomy,” Soundings, 96.3 (2013); 280-296. 
  • “Sexuality in Religions,” in Hugh LaFollette, ed., International Encyclopedia of Ethics (Wiley-Blackwell, 2012). 
  • “Catholic and Contraception since 1968: Has Anything Really Changed?” Louvain Studies 36.1 (2012): 22–45.
  • “Considering the Risks to Economically Disadvantaged Egg Donors,” American Journal of Bioethics 11(7), September 2011.
  • "Christian Approaches to Reproductive Technology," in Faith in America, ed. Charles Lippy, 2 vols. Praeger Press, 2006. 
  • "John Paul II" in Alan Soble, ed., Sex from Plato to Paglia: A Philosophical Encyclopedia, 2 vols. Greenwood Press: Westport, Conn., 2006. 
  • "Narrative ARTifice and Women's Agency," Bioethics 19(2), April 2005: 93-111. Also reprinted in The Bioethics Casebook, Janet Dolgin and Lois Shepherd, eds. Greenwood, 2005, and Wolters Kluwer, 2009. 

Teaching Specializations

  • Religious Ethics 
  • Bioethics 
  • Catholic Moral Theology 
  • Gender and Ethics 


Fall 2021
  • RLG6980
Spring 2021
  • REL3180: Religion and Bioethics