John P. Slattery is the Director of the Carl G. Grefenstette Center for Ethics in Science, Technology, and Law at Duquesne University. From 2018-2022, he served as a Senior Program Officer with the Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion (DoSER) program of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Washington, DC. An ethicist, theologian, and historian of science, Slattery works at the intersection of technology, science, religion, and racism. He is the author of the 2019 Faith and Science at Notre Dame and the editor of the 2020 Christian Theology and the Modern Sciences. His essays have appeared in Commonweal Magazine, Science, Religion Dispatches, and Daily Theology. The tiles below represent a selection of his recent writings and lectures.

Eugenics Past, Present, and Future: Dangerous Intersections of Race, Science, and Technology

Lecture, Beatrice Institute, Pittsburgh, PA

The Enduring Problem of Eugenics, and Other Evils

Lecture, Quantum Biology Laboratory, Howard University

In Search of a Prophetic Voice for Tech Ethics

Commonweal Magazine
March 2022

Eugenics and the
History of Science and AAAS

September 2021

Faith and Science at Notre Dame

Winner of Honorable Mention Award in Faith and Science Category, Catholic Press Association

Slattery’s account…provides a much-needed bridge between this reactionary era in the Church’s recent intellectual history and the more open era of Catholic thought that preceded the French Revolution. Faith and Science at Notre Dame is an indispensable addition to this history.
Immune to Science,” Commonweal Magazine.

Neither Artificial Nor Intelligent

Commonweal Magazine
January 2022

DoSER Breaks Down Walls Between Science and Religion

AAAS Member Spotlight on John Slattery, 2021

Handbook of Christian Theology
& the Modern Sciences

Bloomsbury/T&T Clark Companion, 2020

Christian Documents of Barbarism

Cultural Encounters
Winter 2019

Teilhard and Eugenics: A Response to John Haught

Commonweal Magazine
March 2019