V. Denise James, Ph.D.
Many disciplines have contributed to the evolving understanding of trauma and oppression. The discipline of philosophy offers us the opportunity to ask the question: what should we be doing to create conditions of justice in communities where people have experienced trauma or oppression in relation to their identity? In this thesis, I will use philosophy to propose ways that we can ameliorate injustice in social and religious settings, particularly Catholicism. By examining historical and contemporary questions around identity and the self, I hope to begin to articulate both a specific problem in the Church and identify possible paths toward creating more just communities for people who identify as LGBTQ Catholics.
Arts and Humanities | Philosophy | Religion
Sanfilippo, Dominic, "Trauma, Oppression, and Identity: A Philosophical Approach to Justice in Catholic Communities" (2016). Honors Theses. 138.