Grant Team

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Lisa_SiderisLisa Sideris
Associate Professor, Department of Religious Studies, Indiana University, Bloomington

Lisa H. Sideris has expertise in environmental ethics and narratives at the nexus of science and religion. She has participated in projects on the Anthropocene in the US, Canada, and Asia. Her current book, Consecrating Science (U. California Press, 2017), critically examines the environmental and ethical implications of deep time cosmologies and “Big Histories.”

Project Coordinators

Sarah_FredericksSarah E. Fredericks
Assistant Professor, Divinity School, University of Chicago

Sarah E. Fredericks works at the intersection of religion, science, and environmental ethics, with expertise in climate ethics, geoengineering, and sustainability. Her current project examines the implicit religiosity of expressions of collective guilt and shame about climate change, investigating how ritual action informs humans’ individual and collective agency and identity, including species identity.

Kyle_Powys_WhyteKyle Powys Whyte
Associate Professor, Philosophy and Community Sustainability, Michigan State University

Kyle Powys Whyte, Timnick Chair in the Humanities at MSU, researches moral and political issues concerning climate policy and Indigenous peoples, and the ethics of cooperative relationships between Indigenous peoples and climate science organizations. An enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, he works with six federally recognized tribes in the Great Lakes region on envisioning ethical planning scenarios for climate change preparedness.

Celia_Deane-DrummondCelia Deane-Drummond
Professor, Department of Theology, University of Notre Dame

Celia Deane-Drummond has interests in relating science and the humanities, through her work in theology and the biosciences, ecology, and environmental sciences. She directs the Center for Theology, Science, and Human Flourishing (CTSHF) and has chaired the European Forum for the Study of Religion and the Environment (EFSRE) since 2011.