Dr. Elizabeth M. Pyne is an Assistant Professor of Religious Studies who specializes in contemporary Christian theologies. She completed a B.A. at the University of Virginia, an M.T.S. at the University of Notre Dame, and a Ph.D. at Fordham University. Dr. Pyne is also the Director of the William C. Sennett Institute for Mercy and Catholic Studies at Mercyhurst.
Her research and teaching focus on how traditions of faith intersect with questions of social and ecological justice. She has published several articles and book chapters on the work of Edward Schillebeeckx, a twentieth-century Catholic theologian, as well as on theological approaches to issues ranging from feminism to climate change. She is currently finishing the manuscript for her first book, Suspended Nature: Theology, Ecology, and Creaturely Politics.