Megan K. McCabe, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Religious Studies

Dr. McCabe works in the area of Catholic theology ethics. Her research and teaching respond to questions of human responsibility for suffering and the correlative duties to work for social transformation. She engages questions at the intersection of social...

Megan McCabe

Contact Information

  • Humanities Building, Room 329
  • Fall 2018
    Tuesday: 12:40-1:40 p.m.
    Wednesday: 1-4 p.m.
    Thursday: 12:40-1:40 p.m.

  • 509-313-6776

Education & Curriculum Vitae

Doctor of Philosophy, 2017
Boston College
Dissertation: “Sex, Power, and Violence on the College Campus: Rape Culture and Complicity in Evil”
Area: Theological Ethics 

Master of Theological Studies, 2010
University of Notre Dame
Area: Moral Theology

Bachelor of Arts, 2008
Fordham University
Major: Theology

Courses Taught

Catholic Social Teaching

Christian Sexual Morality

Feminist Christian Doctrine


Dr. McCabe works in the area of Catholic theology ethics. Her research and teaching respond to questions of human responsibility for suffering and the correlative duties to work for social transformation. She engages questions at the intersection of social ethics, liberation and political theologies, feminist theologies and ethics, and issues of gender and sexuality. Her current research develops an understanding of “cultures of sin,” specifically in the context of an examination of the problem of the cultural foundation of sexual violence.

General Publications

“Create in Me a Just Heart: Treating Pornography as a Structure of Sin.” America, 214 no. 4, February 8, 2016, p. 19-21.

Book Reviews

John Hechinger, True Gentlemen: The Broken Pledge of America’s Fraternities, America, [forthcoming].

Nicola Slee, Seeking the Risen Christa. Theology and Sexuality, 17 no. 2. May 2011, p 213-214.

Online Articles and Invited Blog Posts

“Francis, Family, and Feminism: Changing the Conversation around Complementarity. America, April 8, 2016. http://americamagazine.org/issue/article/francis-family-and-feminism.

“Create in Me a Just Heart: Treating Pornography as a Structure of Sin.” America, 214 no. 4, February 8, 2016, p. 19-21. https://www.americamagazine.org/issue/create-me-just-heart

“Can Ephesians 5 Make Abuse Seem Normal.” Sojourners, October 16, 2015. http://sojo.net/articles/troubling-texts-domestic-violence-bible/can-ephesians-5-make-abuse-seem-normal.

“Hookup Culture as Rape Culture: A Shared Complicity.” Daily Theology, September 15, 2015. http://dailytheology.org/2015/09/15/hookup-culture-as-rape-culture-a-shared-complicity/.

Areas: Catholic moral theology, social ethics, feminist theologies and ethics, social ethics, liberation theologies, feminist theologies and ethics, sexual ethics, family ethics,

“Francis, Family, and Feminism: Changing the Conversation around Complementarity. America, April 8, 2016. http://americamagazine.org/issue/article/francis-family-and-feminism.

“Create in Me a Just Heart: Treating Pornography as a Structure of Sin.” America, 214 no. 4, February 8, 2016, p. 19-21. https://www.americamagazine.org/issue/create-me-just-heart

“Can Ephesians 5 Make Abuse Seem Normal.” Sojourners, October 16, 2015. http://sojo.net/articles/troubling-texts-domestic-violence-bible/can-ephesians-5-make-abuse-seem-normal.

“Hookup Culture as Rape Culture: A Shared Complicity.” Daily Theology, September 15, 2015. http://dailytheology.org/2015/09/15/hookup-culture-as-rape-culture-a-shared-complicity/.