Maria Teresa Davila
Assistant Professor of Christian Ethics
B.A., Brown University
M.T.S., Boston University School of Theology Ph.D., Boston College
Phone: Ext. 2368
Biography:Professor Davila is on sabbatical for the fall 2012 semester.
MT Dávila, assistant professor of Christian ethics, is a lay woman in the Roman Catholic tradition. She completed her doctorate at Boston College with a dissertation titled A Liberation Ethic for the One Third World: The Preferential Option for the Poor and Challenges to Middle-Class Christianity in the United States. She received her Bachelors degree from Brown University and her Master in Theological Studies at the Boston University School of Theology. Her main interests are the intersections of class identity formation and Christian ethics in the U.S. context. Her research looks for the intersection of these issues with respect to the relationship of class and militarism, and class and immigration. Her upcoming work, Latina/o Ethics and Social Mobility: The Option for the Poor and the Hispanic Middle Class (Baylor University Press, forthcoming), looks at the question of social mobility and generational differences among Latinos in the U.S. as they interact with middle-class identity and ethos.
Prof. Dávila has also published articles and contributions on immigration, the use of force and just war theory, the theology of creation of Paul Tillich, and Latina/o Theology and U.S. civil society. Her academic papers and presentations include discussions of Catholic social teaching and globalization, the Millennium Development Goals, and the immigrant identity in the United States.
Prof. Dávila lives in Malden with her family, her husband Rob and four children. She is a member of The Paulist Center in Boston, where she directs the Little People’s Program.
ETHI 601S [EL]: Introduction to Ethics
ETHI/JUST 725S: Christian Ethics and U.S. Civil Society: Immigration and Race
INTE 780F: M.A. Colloquium
JUST 650S [BC]: Encountering Homelessness in the Boston Area
[EL] ETHI/JUST 719F : Social Teaching of the Christian Churches