Travis Pickell

Doctoral Candidate
Office Hours:

Monday, 10:00 am-12:00 noon

Education

  • The College of William & Mary, BA (2006)
  • Princeton Theological Seminary, MDiv (2011)
  • University of Virginia, MA (2014)
  • University of Virginia, PhD (expected 2016)

Research Interests

  • Biomedical Ethics
  • Religion and Public Life
  • Ethics of War and Conflict
  • Comparative Religious Ethics (Abrahamic Traditions)
  • Catholic Social Teaching
  • Environmental Ethics

Teaching

As Instructor of Record

  • Spring 2014: "Business, Ethics & Society" (RELG2630)
  • Fall 2014: "Business, Ethics & Society" (RELG2630)

As Head Teaching Assistant

  • Fall 2013: "Theology, Ethics & Medicine" (RELG2650), Childress
  • Spring 2013: "Religion, Ethics & the Environment" (RELG2210), Childress
  • Fall 2012: "Theology, Ethics & Medicine" (RELG2650), Childress

As Teaching Assistant

  • Spring 2012: "Religious Ethics & Moral Problems" (RELG2300), Mathewes
  • Fall 2011: "Theology, Ethics & Medicine" (RELG2650), Childress

Publications

  • “Augustine and Latin Christianity,” co-authored with Charles T. Mathewes in The Oxford Handbook of Political Theology, ed. Shaun Casey and Michael Kessler (forthcoming).
  • “Hearing Holy Saturday,” The Ridley Theological Journal 1, no. 1 (forthcoming).
  • “Choosing My Tradition,” The Other Journal 23, no. 5, Special Edition: “Tradition & Traditions” (2014).
  •  “To See Darkness, To Hear Silence: Saint Augustine, Herman Bavinck & the Incomprehensibility of Evil,” The Bavinck Review 2 (2011).
  • “Thou Hast Given Me a Body: Theological Anthropology and the Virtual Church,” The Princeton Theological Review 16, no. 2 (2010).

Book Reviews

  • “Review of Political Affections: Civic Participation and Moral Theology by Joshua Hordern.” Political Theology (forthcoming).
  • “Review of Constantine Revisited: Leithart, Yoder, and the Constantinian Debate ed. by John Roth.” Studies in Christian Ethics 28, no. 1 (February 2015): 124-127.
  • “Review of Forgiveness and Love by Glen Pettigrove.” Studies in Christian Ethics 27, no. 3 (2014): 374-377.
  • “Review of Christian Ethics: A Guide for the Perplexed by Victor Lee Austin.” Theology 117, no. 1 (2014): 67-68.

Digital Teachings Resources

Fellowships, Awards, and Grants

  • University of Virginia, BB&T Fellowship, 2011-2016.
  • Tomorrow’s Professor Today Program Participant, University of Virginia, 2013-2015.
  • Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture (IASC), Associate Fellow, 2012-2015.
  • Course Development Fellowship, University of Virginia “Religion, Ethics & The Environment,” 2013.
  • Emory University Arts & Sciences Graduate Fellowship, 2011 (declined).
  • PTS Grant, 2008-2011.
  • Abraham Kuyper Center for Public Theology, Travel Grant, 2010.
  • The Bavinck Institute, Travel Grant, 2010.
  • Teaching Ministry Program, Princeton Theological Seminary, 2009-2010.

Memberships in Professional Societies

  • American Academy of Religion (AAR)
  • Society of Christian Ethics (SCE)

Comprehensive Exam Areas

  • Moral, Social, & Political Thought
  • Islamic Ethics
  • Catholic Social Teaching
  • Biomedical Ethics
  • Christian Ethics