Richard A. McCormick, S.J., Chair of Catholic Moral Theology
Hille Haker presented "Decolonizing Religion(s) – A New Direction for the Global Ethic" as part of the Parliament of the World's Religions "Grappling with the Global Ethic: Multi-Religious Perspectives on Global Issues Conference". Watch Below!
Hille Haker is the Richard McCormick, S. J., Chair of Moral Theology at Loyola University Chicago. She earned her doctorate (1997) and habilitation (2001) at the University of Tübingen and her dissertation—“Moralische Identität: Literarische Lebensgeschichten als Medium ethischer Reflexion” (“Moral Identity: Literary Life Stories as a Medium of Ethical Reflection”)—was awarded the dissertation prize in Catholic Theology in 1998. Prior to joining the faculty at Loyola, Dr. Haker was Chair of Moral Theology and Social Ethics in the Catholic Theology Department of Frankfurt University (2005 to 2009), Associate Professor of Christian Ethics at Harvard Divinity School (2003 to 2005), and Heisenberg Research Scholar (2002–2003). In Frankfurt, she was a Colleague of the Institute of Social Research of the Frankfurt School and co-director of the Cornelia Goethe Center for Women's Studies. At Frankfurt University, she also served as co-director of the newly founded Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaftern Bad Homburg from 2007–2010. After 14 years of service, she resigned from the Board of Editors of the International Journal of Concilium in 2015.
Dr. Haker was elected President of Societas Ethica at its annual conference in August 2015 in Linköping, Sweden. She has been a member of the European Group on Ethics in Sciences and New Technologies (EGE) of the European Commission since 2005. She is a member of several U.S. associations, including the AAR, SCE, CTSA, and ASBH; she is also a member of the German Academy of Ethics in Medicine (AEM) and an associated member of the International Center for Ethics in the Sciences and Humanities, University of Tübingen, and a member of AGENDA, Forum of Catholic Women Theologians in Germany.