Margaret Farley, Gilbert L. Stark Professor Emeritus of Christian Ethics, will be honored with the Ann O’Hara Graff Award at the Catholic Theological Society of America’s annual conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico this June. Given by CTSA’s Women’s Consultation in Constructive Theology, the award is in honor of the late Ann Graff and presented to a member whose “accomplishments include both womanist, feminist, or other woman-defined scholarship and liberating action on behalf of women in the church and in the broader community.” The honor highlights Professor Farley’s remarkable work in ethical methodology, medical ethics, sexual ethics, social ethics, historical theological ethics, ethics and spirituality, justice, and HIV/AIDS.
Professor Farley is Gilbert L. Stark Professor Emerita of Christian Ethics at Yale University Divinity School. She is the author or co-editor of eight books, including a new revised edition of Personal Commitments: Beginning, Keeping, Changing; Compassionate Respect; Just Love: A Framework for Christian Sexual Ethics; and Changing the Questions: Explorations in Christian Ethics. She has published more than 200 articles and chapters of books on topics of ethical methodology, medical ethics, sexual ethics, social ethics, historical theological ethics, ethics and spirituality, and HIV/AIDS. She is currently also co-director of the All-Africa Conference: Sister to Sister, an organization that has for 14 years facilitated the work of women in sub-Saharan Africa responding to the AIDS Pandemic. She has lectured widely not only in the U.S. but in Southeast Asia, Western Europe, and Africa.
Professor Farley is the recipient of a variety of fellowships and awards, including the 1992 John Courtney Murray Award for Excellence in Theology, and the 2008 Grawemeyer Award in Religion for her book, Just Love. She has served on numerous editorial and advisory boards and national ethics committees. She was a founding member of Yale-New Haven Hospital’s Bioethics Committee, served for eight years as co-director of the Yale University Interdisciplinary Bioethics Center, and is past president of both the Society of Christian Ethics and the Catholic Theological Society of America.