Loyola University Chicago

Department of Theology

Faculty & Staff Directory

Hille Haker, PhD

Title/s: Richard A. McCormick, S.J., Chair of Catholic Moral Theology

Office #: Crown Center 321

Phone: 773.508.2368

E-mail: hhaker@luc.edu

CV Link: Hille Haker CV

External Webpage: http://hillehaker.com/


Hille Haker is the Richard McCormick, S. J., Chair of Moral Theology at Loyola University Chicago. She earned her doctorate (1997) and habilitation (2001) at the University of Tübingen and her dissertation—“Moralische Identität: Literarische Lebensgeschichten als Medium ethischer Reflexion” (“Moral Identity: Literary Life Stories as a Medium of Ethical Reflection”)—was awarded the dissertation prize in Catholic Theology in 1998. Prior to joining the faculty at Loyola, Dr. Haker was Chair of Moral Theology and Social Ethics in the Catholic Theology Department of Frankfurt University (2005 to 2009), Associate Professor of Christian Ethics at Harvard Divinity School (2003 to 2005), and Heisenberg Research Scholar (2002–2003). In Frankfurt, she was a Colleague of the Institute of Social Research of the Frankfurt School and co-director of the Cornelia Goethe Center for Women's Studies. She also served as co-director of the newly founded Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaftern Bad homburg from 2007–2010.

At present, she is a member of the European Group on Ethics in Sciences and New Technologies (EGE) of the European Commission and is Co-Director of “Concilium,” an international journal of theology. She is also a member of the German Academy of Ethics in Medicine (AEM) and an associated member of the International Center for Ethics in the Sciences and Humanities, University of Tuebingen.

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Richard A. McCormick, S.J., Chair of Catholic Moral Theology

Research Interests

  • Meta-ethics (e.g. agency, virtues and norms as ethical concepts);
  • Fundamental theological ethics and methods (normative ethics and hermeneutical/experiential ethics);
  • Social and political ethics (human rights and justice, citizenship);
  • Bioethics (reproductive medicine, human genetics, and new technologies);
  • Feminist ethics (existentialist and care ethics);
  • Aesthetics and ethics (modern literature and narratives as medium of/for ethics).

Selected Publications

Recently Published Articles

  • "Catholic Feminist Ethics Reconsidered: The Case of Sex Trafficking." In: Journal of Religious Ethics 43/2 2015;
  • "Structural Corruption in Healthcare Bodies." In: Concilium 4/2014;
  • "Empirie und Ethik." In: Empirie aund Ethik, Freiburg i.Br.;
  • "Reproductive Medicine, an Ethical Perspective." In: H. Widows et al (Hg.): Handbook of Global Ethics, 2014;
  • "Solidarity and Justice Reconsidered." In: Concilium, 1/2014;
  • "Neue Erwägungen zu Solidarität und Gerechtigkeit/Solidarity and Justice Reconsidered". In: Concilium 1/2014
  • "Ethische Fragen des Einsatzes von Pflegerobotern." In: Claus Leggewie (Hg.): Kooperation ohne Akteure? Automatismen in der Globalisierung, Global Dialogue 5 2014, Duisburg, Käthe Hamburger Institut/Centre for Global Cooperation Research;
  • "Überwachen und Strafen? Ethische Fragen des Justizvollzugs." In: M. Becka (ed.): Ethik und Justiz, Kohlhammer, Munich 2014; 
  • "Körperlichkeit im Plural—Geschlechtertheorie und Katholisch-Theologische Ethik." In: Herder Korrespondenz (Special Issue), Fall 2014;
  • "Religiöser Pluralismus in der Bioethik". In: G. Wanderer, K. Bentele, H. Haker (Hg.): Religiöser Pluralismus in der Klinikseelsorge, Münster-Berlin (Lit) 2014;
  • "Solidarität und Gerechtigkeit". In: Concilium 1 (2014).
  • "The Responsible Self—Questions after Darwin." In: Stefan Lorenz Sorgner, Branca-Rista Jovanovic (eds.): Evolution and the Future. Anthropology, Ethics, Religion, Berlin 2013, 21–34.
  • "Erzählungen über Brustkrebs. In: Nittel/Astrid Seltrecht (Hrsg.): Krankheit: Lernen im Ausnahmezustand?, Berlin (Springer), 2013, 282–292.
  • "Ethik der Elternschaft," in: Giovanni  Maio, Tobias Eichinger, Claudia Bozzaro (eds.): Kinderwunsch und Reproduktionsmedizin. Ethische Herausforderungen der technisierten Fortpflanzung, München (alber) 2013, 267–290.
  • "Autonomy and Care in Medicine," in: Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings, No. 74: The Annual Conference of The Societas Ethica. The 2011 Conference, August 25–28, 2011, Universita della Svizzera Italiana, Lugano, Switzerland, Uppsala 2013. URL: http://www.ep.liu.se/ecp_home/index.en.aspx?issue=074
  • "Die ethische Bedeutung von Bildung". In: Perspektiven katholischer Erwachsenenbildung im gesellschaftlichen Kontext, VS Verlag, 2013, 77–91
  • Review: "The Ethics of Organ Transplantation". In: Journal of the American Academy of Religion 2013; doi: 10.1093/jaarel/lfs107

Books in Preparation

  • Experientielle Ethik (Quaestio Disputatae, Herder, Freiburg), with C. Mandry, forthcoming.

Journal Issues in Preparation

  • Concilium: Neurosciences

Articles (in Preparation, Submitted, Accepted, Forthcoming)

  • "Verletzlichkeit als Kategorie der Ethik". In: M. Bobbert (Hg.): Parteilichkeit und Ethik, Berlin (Lit) 2014. (accepted);
  • "Fallkommentar Medizinethik." In: M. Bobbert (Hg.): Parteilichkeit und Ethik, Berlin (Lit) 2014. (accepted);
  • "HIV/AIDS"—Handbuch Bioethik, forthcoming;
  • "Global ethics. In: Journal of Alternative Perspectives and Global Concerns" (in preparation)
  • "Homicide. In: Encyclopedia of the Bible and its Reception" (accepted)
  • "On Reading Walter Benjamin", in: C. Dickinson et al.: The Theological Reception of Walter Benjamin (forthcoming).
  • "Security and Surveillance." (submitted to Political Science and Public Affairs)

Book Projects

  • Recognition and Responsibility: Critical Theory and Christian Ethics
  • English Translation of "Hauptsache gesund?"
  • Hauptsache Gesund? (2011)
  • Moralische Identitat (1999)
  • Ethik der genetischen Fruhdiagnostik (2002)

Edited Books and Journal Issues

  • Medizinische Ethik in der Klinikseelsorge/Medical Ethics in Health Care Chaplaincy, Lit Verlag

Edited Books and Journal Issues

  • Religiöser Pluralismus in der Klinikseelsorge (Lit, Berlin), with G. Wanderer and K. Bentele (2014);
  • Marktwirtschaft und Menschenrechte: Wirtschaftsethische Dimensionen und Herausforderungen, Mohr Siebeck, 2013, Hille Haker (Author, Editor), Martin Schröter (Editor), Olaf J Schumann (Editor);
  • Perspektiven der Medizinethik in der Klinikseelsorge, Walter Moczynski, Hille Haker, Katrin Bentele und Gwendolin Wanderer (Hrsg.), Berlin, Münster, Wien, 2009;
  • Medical Ethics in Health Care Chaplaincy. Essays, Walter Moczynski, Hille Haker und Katrin Bentele (Hrsg.), Berlin, Hamburg, London u.a., 2009;
  • Ethik-Geschlecht-Wissenschaften, mentis/Paderborn 2006 (with  U. Konnertz u. D. Mieth);
  • Humane Genetik? Jahrespublikatin Ethik und Unterricht, diesterweg 2002 (with  J. Dietrich und S. Graumann).
  • The Ethics of Genetics in Human Procreation, Ashgate/Aldershot, 2000 (with D. Beyleveld);
  • Ethics of Human Genome Analysis. European Perspectives, attempto/Tübingen 1993 (with R. Hearn u. K. Steigleder).

Edited Journals

  • The Return of Apocalypticism, Concilium 50/3/2014, co-edited with Andres Torres Queiruga and Marie-Theres Wacker;
  • Postcolonial Theology, Concilium 2013/2 with Luiz Carlo Susin and EloiMessi Metogo;
  • Trafficking, Concilium 47,3 (2011) (with Lisa Cahill and Elaine Wainwright);
  • Natural Law, Concilium 46,3 (2010) (with Lisa Cahill);
  • HIV/AIDS. Concilium 43, 3 (2007) (with Regina Ammicht-Quinn);
  • Women in World Religion. Concilium 42,3 (2006) (with Marie-Theres Wacker und Susan Ross);
  • Cyberspace – Cyberethik—Cybertheologie. Concilium 41,1 (2005) Grünewald 2005 (with E. Borgmann u. S. Van Erp).
  • Struktureller Verrat. Sexueller Missbrauch in der Kirche. Concilium 40,3 (2004), Grunewald 2004 (with R. Ammicht-Quinn und M. Junker-Kenny).


Complete Listing of Publications