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Julie Hanlon Rubio, Associate Dean, Jesuit School of Theology

Julie Hanlon Rubio

Before coming to JST, Rubio taught in the department of theological studies at St. Louis University for nearly two decades. Her research focuses on family, feminism, sex, and politics. Rubio is the author of four books, including the award-winning “Hope for Common Ground: Mediating the Personal and the Political in a Divided Church, (Georgetown, 2016), and has co-edited two volumes of essays. 

Rubio serves on the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops' National Review Board and on the board of the “Journal of Catholic Social Thought.  Along with SCU Assistant Professor Paul Schutz, she was a principal investigator for the grant-funded study, “Beyond Bad Apples: Understanding Clergy Perpetrated Sexual Abuse as a Structural Problem and Cultivating Strategies for Change.” 

Rubio received her B.A. in political science from Yale University, her M.T.S. from Harvard Divinity School, and her Ph.D. in religion and social ethics from the University of Southern California.

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Can You Be a Catholic and a Feminist?

By Julie Rubio
Jesuit School of Theology associate dean explores the increasing tensions between progressive Catholic women and their Church
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