Heather M. DuBois

Theology & Peace Studies

Heather M. DuBois (theology & peace studies) earned a master’s degree in conflict resolution from the University of Bradford, England, where she wrote a thesis on religion in international relations and Catholic peacebuilding. She holds an MA in theology from Fordham University and a BA in English and political science from Tulane University. She has professional experience in U.S.-based violence prevention and international, interreligious peacebuilding.

Heather specializes in political theology, critical theory, and religion, conflict and peacebuilding with additional competence in spirituality and moral philosophy. Her dissertation, “To Be Fully Alive: John of the Cross and Judith Butler on Transformation of the Self,” investigates intrapersonal transformation in terms of socio-political power, virtue, and affect. Among her publications are a book chapter on trauma theory and public theology and “The Intersection of Christian Theology and Peacebuilding” in The Oxford Handbook of Religion, Conflict, and Peacebuilding (2015). Heather is a Notre Dame Presidential Fellow and a 2017-18 Pepe Fellow.