St John’s Hall, Room B20-10
B.A. Fordham University (2003
Ph.D. in Theological Ethics, Boston College (2009)
Meghan Clark is an Assistant Professor of Theology and Religious
Studies in moral theology. Her primary research area is Catholic
social thought, with a special interest in human rights, solidarity
and the role of the family/community in healthcare. She has
published articles in Political Theology, Heythrop Journal,
Vincentian Heritage Journal and the Journal of Catholic Social
Thought. Currently, Dr. Clark serves as a lay consultant to the
Domestic Justice and Human Development Committee of the United
States Conference of Catholic Bishops.
In addition, she is a contributing member of www.catholicmoraltheology.com
and an active member of the Society of Christian Ethics and
Catholic Theological Society of America. Meghan received her
undergraduate degree from Fordham University in philosophy and
theology and her doctorate in Theological ethics from Boston
College under the supervision of David Hollenbach, S.J.
Areas of Specialization: Catholic social teaching, social ethics,
medical ethics, human rights, solidarity
“The Complex but Necessary Union of Charity and Justice: Insights
from the Vincentian Tradition for Contemporary Catholic Social
Teaching” Vincentian Heritage Journal, Volume 31:2. (Forthcoming
“Reasoned Agreement versus Practical Reasonableness:
Grounding Human Rights in Maritain and Rawls,” Heythrop
Journal, Forthcoming 2012. (Early view online December 2009.)
“Vincent de Paul’s Recipe for Solidarity: Charity, Justice, and
Organization,” in Catechetical Leader (22:5).
“Love of God and Neighbor: Living Charity in Aquinas' Ethics,” New
Blackfriars, Vol 92, Issue 1040, July 2011, p. 415-430.
“Crisis in Care: Family, Gender and the Need for Subsidiarity in
Care Giving,” Journal of Catholic Social Thought, Volume 7 Issue 1,
Winter 2010, p. 63-81.
“Integrating Human Rights: Participation in John Paul II, Catholic
Social Thought and Amartya Sen,” Political Theology,
Vol.8.No3, 2007, p. 299-317.