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Jennifer Thweatt: Faculty and Staff

Jennifer Thweatt
Visiting Lecturer, First Year Seminar
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Department:

Academic Affairs

Research, Professional and Creative Activity:

Recent Conferences

International Society for Science and Religion, “Biological Frameworks and Cyborg Theologies,” November 18, 2017

Symposium on Posthumanism/Transhumanism, University of Toronto, July 5, 2017

Designobjekt Mensch?: Tranhumanismus in Theologie, Philosophie und Naturwissenschaften, Munster Germany, April 4-7, 2017

Plenary speaker, Samford University Center for Science and Religion Transhumanism Conference, September 24-26, 2015.

Beck Lecturer, “Monkeys, Cyborgs, and the Imago Dei: Humanity in Faith & Science,” Southwestern College, September 24-25, 2013.

Recent publications

Cyborg Selves: A Theological Anthropology of the Posthuman. Ashgate Religion

and Science Series. Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate Publishing, 2012.

“Cyborg Christ: Transhumanism and the Sacred Body,” Herder (Germany), forthcoming.

Ask the Beasts: Darwin and the God of Love, by Elizabeth A. Johnson (book review). Theology Today 73.2 (2016): 181-182.

 “Feminism, Religion and Science.” In Routledge Companion to Religion and Science, edited by

James Haag, Michael Spezio and Gregory Peterson, New York: Routledge, 2011.

“Artificial Wombs and Cyborg Births: Postgenderism and Theology.” In Transhumanism and Transcendence: Christian Hope in an Age of Technological Enhancement, edited by Ron Cole-Turner, Georgetown University Press, 2011.

Professional Profile:

Dr. Thweatt holds a PhD in Philosophy and Theology (Religion and Science) from Princeton Theological Seminary. Her research interests include: theological anthropology; philosophy of science and epistemology; biotechnologies and bioethics; posthuman/transhumanism; feminist, queer, and postcolonial theologies.

Teaching and Related Service:

Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, Flagler College, 2016-2017

Courses taught at Flagler: First Year Seminar, Keystone Seminar, Introduction to Philosophy, World Religions

Courses taught elsewhere: Human Origins & Ends: Evolution, Technology & Theological Anthropology (Princeton Seminary); Foundations of Theology I & II (New Brunswick Theological Seminary); Questions in Theology and Science and The Human Person in a Technological Age (Science for Ministry Institute).

More Information:

Dr. Thweatt is also a certified birth doula through DONA International, a volunteer with the Betty Griffin Center, a knitter, and an aspiring bass guitarist (emphasis on aspiring). You can find her full CV here.