Willis J. Jenkins
Willis Jenkins is the John Allen Hollingsworth Professor of Ethics and chair of the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Virginia. He explores how religion may matter for understanding environmental challenges.
Jenkins has written two books on shifts in Christian thought in response to ecological issues and continues to follow developments in that tradition. He reads and writes about climate justice and ethics amid species’ extinction. In recent years, his research has arisen from projects integrating arts and humanities into multidisciplinary environmental change research, especially the Coastal Futures Conservatory, of which he is a co-director.
Jenkins is currently working on a book tentatively titled “After Humanity,” on post-humanist approaches to the study of religion, ethics and environment.