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Jennifer Thweatt

Visiting Lecturer, First Year Seminar

Department

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.