Loyola University Chicago

Department of Theology

Faculty & Staff Directory

Sandra Sullivan-Dunbar, PhD

Title/s:  Associate Professor

Office #:  Crown Center 321

Phone: 773.508.2481


CV Link: Sullivan-Dunbar CV 2017


Sandra Sullivan-Dunbar is Associate Professor of Theology and Graduate Program Director at Loyola University Chicago. She holds a BA from Brown University, a Master of Public Policy degree from the University of California at Berkeley, a Master of Divinity from the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley, and an MA in Ethics and Social Theory from the Graduate Theological Union. She completed her doctorate in Religious Ethics from the University of Chicago. She specializes in Christian ethics, feminist ethics and social ethics.

Program Areas

Sullivan-Dunbar’s current work focuses on human dependency and dependent care relations as a lens through which to understand Christian love, and as a site of systematic injustice along lines of gender, race, class, nationality and citizenship status.

Research Interests

Feminist ethics; sexual ethics; the Christian family and its relation to social justice; interdisciplinary conversations between Christian theology and feminist political theory; history of Christian ethics; methods in contemporary Christian ethics

Selected Publications

Sandra Sullivan-Dunbar, "Gratuity, Embodiment, and Reciprocity: Christian Love and Justice in Light of Human Dependency," Journal of Religious Ethics 41:2 (June 2013), 254–279.

Sandra Sullivan-Dunbar, Human Dependency and Christian Ethics. Cambridge University Press (New Studies in Christian Ethics), 2017.