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Ethna Regan

DCU

Ethna Regan is Associate Professor of Theology and Ethics and Head of the School of Theology, Philosophy, and Music in Dublin City University. She is a staff member of DCU’s Institute for International Conflict Resolution and Reconstruction, and a member of the DCU Research Ethics Committee. She has a PhD in Ethics and Theology from the University of Cambridge. She has published in the areas of social ethics, human rights, Catholic social thought, liberation and political theologies, and is the author of Theology and the Boundary Discourse of Human Rights (Georgetown University Press, 2010). She previously taught at Mater Dei Institute of Education and the University of the West Indies in Trinidad, where she also worked in advocacy for the rights of street children and in the campaign for the abolition of the Death Penalty.

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