Loyola University Chicago

Department of Theology

LaShaunda Reese

LaShaunda Reese




PhD Candidate 

Dissertation Title: ‘A Narrative Ethics of Survival: Critical Explorations of African American Construction of Self in the 21st century’


Hille Haker


Narrative ethics in Black spaces, alternative ethical approaches to survival, ethical methodologies of Black communities (Black Ethics of Survival), Cultural competency and cultural sensitivities of Black communities in healthcare ethics, Hermeneutics of survival


Presentation - “Narrative Ethics in Ethics Consultation” in monthly Metro Ethics Committee Meeting, Advocate Aurora Health, (virtual), July 2021

Invited Symposium Respondent - Respondent to “Being Property Once Myself” in Meeting Grounds: Mutual Ethics and Action in Animal Studies, Ecocriticism, and Posthumanism, Respondent to Joshua Bennett. Department of Digital Humanities, Loyola University Chicago, (virtual), April 2021

Presentation - “Ethics of Survival/Interdisciplinary approach to Black morality” in Sign of the Times: Context, Contingency, and Crisis, The Joan and Bill Hank Catholic Center for Intellectual Heritage, Loyola University Chicago, (virtual), Apr 2021

Panel - Moderator, “Building an Ethical Framework for Managing Scarce Resources”, Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin, (virtual), Apr 2021

Presentation - Ethics Fellow, “We Just Want to Live Free;: Practices to Advance Health Equity for Black Women”, Graduate Medical Education Ethics Curriculum, Advocate Aurora Health, Milwaukee, Wi. (virtual), Feb 2021

Webinar - Graduate Panelist, “Mind.Body.Soul. - Racial Justice Initiatives”, Graduate, Professional and Adult Student Life, Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, Il. (virtual), Nov 2020

Panel - Graduate Panelist, “University-Wide Open Forum”, Loyola University Chicago, Chicago,Il. (virtual), Nov 2020

Panel -  Academic judge of classroom debates, “Herskowitz/Mintz & Price”, Emory University-Candler School of Theology, Atlanta, Ga. (virtual), Sept 2020

Presentation - Graduate Panelist, “Liberation Theology: A Culturally Engaging Approach” in Anti-Racist Pedagogy Series, Faculty Center for Ignatian Pedagogy, Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, Il., (virtual), Jul 2020


BA in Theology- Xavier University Louisiana

MA in Christian Ethics - Loyola University Chicago

MTS at Emory University Candler School of Theology


American Society of Bioethics and Humanities (ASBH)

Society of Christian Ethics (SCE)

Theta Alpha Kappa

Kappa Gamma Pi

Alpha Lambda Delta


Co-Founder and President of Loyola’s Black Graduate Student Alliance (BGSA)

Graduate Student Representative | Anti-Racism Initiative (ARI) Advisory Council

BGSA Representative | Graduate, Professional and Adult Committee


Resident: historic Bronzeville

I enjoy immersing myself in the black community and providing critical tools for people for leading a meaningful life.