Please join the Walter H. Capps Center to welcome Professor Lisa Sideris (Environmental Studies), who has recently joined UCSB and is a faculty affiliate of Religious Studies. In conversation with Greg Johnson (Director, Capps Center), Professor Sideris will discuss her current research, reflecting on emerging ethical issues in the Anthropocene, and how responses to them draw on particular scientific and religious accounts of what it means to be human.
Lisa H. Sideris is Professor of Environmental Studies at UC Santa Barbara. She teaches a variety of courses in environmental ethics, science and religion, and nature spirituality, as well as courses focused on the emerging ethical issues of the Anthropocene. The overarching question that drives her research is how to articulate a vision of the human that is appropriate to the environmental challenges we collectively face. Among her published works are Environmental Ethics, Ecological Theology, and Natural Selection, and Consecrating Science: Wonder, Knowledge, and the Natural World.