Aline Kalbian

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

Contact Information

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

TBA and by appointment

Background

Aline Kalbian (Ph.D., University of Virginia, Religion and Ethics) is Associate Dean of the College of Arts Sciences. Her areas of expertise include religious ethics, medical ethics, gender and Catholic ethics. Her research focuses on how moral traditions develop and change over time, especially on matters pertaining to gender, sexuality, and medicine. She is the author of numerous articles and two books: Sexing the Church: Gender, Power, and Ethics in Contemporary Catholicism (Indiana University Press) and Sex, Violence, Justice: Contraception and the Catholic Church (Georgetown University Press). Kalbian co-edited the Journal of Religious Ethics from 2011 to  2021.

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 

Courses

Fall 2022
  • RLG6980: Dissertation
Spring 2023
  • RLG6980: Dissertation