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Todd D. WhitmoreTodd D. Whitmore

Associate Professor of Theology
Concurrent Associate Professor of Anthropology
Codirector, Program in Catholic Social Tradition
(PhD, University of Chicago)

236 Malloy Hall


Geographic focus: Northern Uganda, South Sudan

Thematic interests: Armed conflict and extreme poverty; use of ethnographic methods to raise theological questions; Catholic social teaching; Internally Displaced Persons camps

Current research: Fieldwork and advocacy on behalf of Acholi people of Northern Uganda, as part of larger book project

Selected publications

  • “Bridging Jesus’ Missions to the Poor and the Wicked: Contributions from an Anthropological Theology,” Annual of the College Theology Society (2012)

  • “Religion, Ethics, and Armed Conflict: The Case of Uganda’s ‘War in the North,’” in Mary Ellen O’Connell, ed., What is War?: Interdisciplinary Perspectives (Brill/Martinus Nijhoff, 2011)

  • “Whiteness Made Visible: A Theo-Critical Ethnography in Acoliland,” in Christian Scharen and Ana Marie Vigen, eds., Ethnography as Theology and Ethics (New York: Continuum, 2011)

  • “Genocide or Just Another ‘Casualty of War’?: The Implications of the Memo Attributed to President Yoweri K. Museveni of Uganda,” Practical Matters: A Transdisciplinary Multimedia Journal of Religious Practices and Practical Theology (Fall 2010)

  • “’My Tribe is Humanity’: An Interview with Archbishop Jean Baptist Odama,” Journal of Peace and Justice Studies (Fall 2010)

  • “Peacebuilding and Its Challenging Partners: Justice, Human Rights, Development, and Solidarity,” in R. Scott Appleby, Gerard Powers, and Robert Schreiter, eds.,  Peacebuilding: Catholic Theology, Ethics, and Praxis, ( Orbis Books, 2010)

  • “‘If They Kill Us, At Least the Others Will Have More Time to Get Away’: The Ethics of Risk in Ethnographic Practice,” Practical Matters: A Transdisciplinary Multimedia Journal of Religious Practices and Practical Theology 3 (Spring 2010)

  • “When the Lesser Evil is Not Good Enough: The Catholic Case for Not Voting,” in Ted Lewis, ed., Electing Not to Vote: Christian Reflections on Reasons for Not Voting (Wipf and Stock, 2008)

  • “Crossing the Road: The Role of Ethnographic Fieldwork in Christian Ethics,” Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics 27/2 (Fall–Winter 2007)

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