Biography

Erin Brigham is the Director of The Joan and Ralph Lane Center for Catholic Social Thought and the Ignatian Tradition. She has taught Catholic theology and social thought at the University of San Francisco since 2008. She completed her PhD at the Graduate Theological Union with her dissertation on the implications of Jürgen Habermas's critical theory on ecumenical dialogue. Her current research focuses on theological questions that emerge in moments of dialogue especially ecumenism, contemporary Catholic ecclesiology, and religion in the public sphere. Recent publications include: See, Judge, Act: Catholic Social Teaching and Service Learning, Sustaining the Hope for Unity: Ecumenical Dialogue in a Post-modern World, “Women’s Voices as Critical Resources for Reading the Signs of the Times,” and “Women Religious and the Public Voice of Catholicism.”

Full CV available upon request.

Expertise
Catholic theology and ethics
Publications

Brigham, E., ed. (2015). The Church in the Modern World Fifty Years After Gaudium et Spes: Reading the Signs of the Times. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

Brigham, E. (2015). “Women’s Voices as Critical Resources for Reading the Signs of the Times.” In The Church in the Modern World Fifty Years After Gaudium et Spes: Reading the Signs of the Times, ed. Erin Brigham. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

Brigham, E. (2015). “Women, Education, and Human Rights: An Examination of the Declaration on Christian Education.” In The Declaration on Christian Education: Reflections by the Institute for Catholic Educational Leadership and the Joan and Ralph Lane Center for Catholic Studies and Social Thought, Lane Center Series, Vol 2. San Francisco: University of San Francisco Press.

Brigham, E. (2015). “The Church as a Field Hospital: The Ecclesiology of Pope Francis.” In Pope Francis and the Future of Catholicism in the United States: The Challenge of Becoming a Church for the Poor, Lane Center Series, Vol 3. San Francisco: University of San Francisco Press.

Brigham, E. (2015). “Women Religious and the Public Voice of Catholicism.” The Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion, 31(2).

Brigham, E. (2013). See, Judge, Act: Learning Catholic Social Thought through Community Engagement. Winona, MN: Anselm Academic Press.

Brigham, E. (2012). Sustaining the Hope for Unity: Ecumenical Dialogue in a Post-modern World. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press.

Brigham, E. (2012). "Centers for Catholic Studies and the Public Voice of Religion." The Journal of Catholic Higher Education, 30(2).

Brigham, E. (2012). "Creating a Public Space Through Service-Learning." Teaching Theology and Religion, 15(2).

Brigham, E. (2011). "Caritas in Veritate and Critical Theory: Locating Religion in the Public Sphere." Horizons, 38(1).

Brigham, E. (2009). "A Habermasian Approach to Ecumenical Ecclesiology." Journal of Ecumenical Studies, 44(4).

Brigham, E. (2008). "Communicative Action as an Approach to Ecumenical Dialogue," Ecumenical Review, 60(5).