Gretel Van Wieren (vanwie12)

Associate Professor


Religion, Ethics, and the Environment

Gretel Van Wieren is Associate Professor of Religious Studies where her courses focus on religion, ethics, and the environment. She is author of Listening at Lookout Creek: Nature in Spiritual Practice (Oregon State University Press, 2019), Food, Farming and Religion: Emerging Ethical Perspectives (Routledge, 2018) and Restored to Earth: Christianity, Environmental Ethics, and Ecological Restoration (Georgetown University Press, 2013). Van Wieren’s articles have appeared in a variety of journals including Environmental Ethics, Conservation Biology, Worldviews: Global Religions, Culture, and Ecology, Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture, and the Public Philosophy Journal. She is recipient of a 2016-18 Mellon Foundation/Humanities Without Walls grant on the New Ethics of Food, and a 2015 H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest writing residency. Van Wieren received her Ph.D. in Religious Studies from Yale University.