Willis Jenkins

John Allen Hollingsworth Professor of Ethics, Department Chair

Gibson Hall, S-065

Office Hours:

Tuesdays 2.15-3.15pm and by appointment


Willis Jenkins is author of two award-winning books, Ecologies of Grace: Environmental Ethics & Christian Theology (Oxford 2008) and The Future of Ethics: Sustainability, Social Justice, & Religious Creativity (Georgetown 2013), which won an American Academy of Religion Award for Excellence. He is editor of a number of volumes including, with Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim, the Routledge Handbook of Religion & Ecology (2017).

Jenkins researches climate ethics, including religion and climate change; multispecies relations, including through food ethics; post-humanist political theologies; and religious thought amidst Anthropocene stresses. At UVA, he works with the Environmental Humanities program, teaches for the Global Sustainability major and Environmental Thought & Practice majors, and serves on the leadership team of the Environmental Resilience Institute. Much of his current research arises from transdisciplinary labs:

For more publications, see https://virginia.academia.edu/WillisJenkins.