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Dr. Laura M. Hartman

Associate Professor - Environmental Studies


Department: Environmental Studies
Office: 104 Annex- West

540-375-2445

hartman@roanoke.edu

Degrees

Ph.D., Religious Studies, University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA) 2008
M.A., Religious Studies, University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA) 2005
B.A., Religious Studies with Area Certificate in Environmental Studies, Indiana University (Bloomington, IN), 2001

Research & Teaching Interests

Environmental ethics; religion and ecology; environmental justice; transportation; feminist ethics; climate change; climate engineering; animals; virtue ethics

Books

  • Hartman, Laura M., ed. That All May Flourish: Comparative Religious Environmental Ethics (Oxford University Press, 2018).
  • Hartman, Laura M. The Christian Consumer: Living Faithfully in a Fragile World (Oxford University Press, 2011).

Recent Publications

  • “Climate Engineering and the Playing God Argument,” Carnegie Journal of Ethics and International Affairs, 31 no. 3 (2017): 1-21. 
  • “Wrestling With Wickedness: A Response.” Worldviews: Global Religions, Culture, and Ecology 21 (2017) 87-95. 
  • “Healing the Climate? Christian Ethics and Medical Models for Climate Geoengineering.” Forrest Clingerman and Kevin O’Brien, eds. Calming the Storm: Theological and Ethical Perspectives on Climate Engineering, Lexington Books (2016). 129-148.
  • “Environmental Modesty: Recovering an Ancient Virtue to Address Contemporary Problems.” Journal of Religious Ethics 43 no. 3 (September 2015): 475-492. 
  • “Streets to Live In: Justice, Space, and Sharing the Road,” co-authored with David Prytherch of Miami University (Ohio). Environmental Ethics 37 no. 1 (Spring 2015): 21-44. 
  • “Sabbath-Keeping as an Environmental Practice.” Worldviews: Global Religions, Culture, and Ecology 15 no. 1 (March 2011).
  • “Consuming Christ: The Role of Jesus in Christian Food Ethics.” Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics 30 no. 1 (Spring/Summer 2010).

Make an appointment!

Go to: https://hartman.appointlet.com.

Available as a Media resource for the following topics

Christianity and the environment; religion and ecology; climate change; environmental justice; transportation; consumption and consumerism; environmental ethics; animal ethics

Willing to speak to professional, social or civic groups on

Christianity and the environment; religion and ecology; climate change; environmental justice; transportation; consumption and consumerism; environmental ethics; animal ethics