|College:||University of St. Michael's College, Faculty of Theology|
|Degrees:||PhD (Chicago Divinity)|
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Hilda P. Koster is the Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto Associate Professor of Ecological Theology and the Director of the Elliott Allen Institute for Theology and Ecology at the Regis St. Michael’s Faculty of Theology. A native of the Netherlands, she holds a BA and MDiv from the University of Groningen (The Netherlands), a ThM from Princeton Theological Seminary (NJ/USA) and a PhD from the Divinity School of the University of Chicago. Prior to joining the Regis St Michael’s Faculty of Theology, Dr. Koster served as an Associate Professor in Theology and Environmental Studies at Concordia College (Moorhead, MN).
Dr. Koster’s publications on Ecological Theology and Environmental Ethics have appeared in Theology Today, Modern Theology, The Journal of Religion, The Anglican Theological Review, and Scriptura. She coedited/authored: The Gift of Theology: The Contribution of Kathryn Tanner (Fortress Press, 2015); Planetary Solidarity: Global Women’s Voices on Christian Doctrine and Climate Justice (Fortress Press, 2017); T&T Clark Handbook of Christian Theology and Climate Change (Bloomsbury, 2019), and In Solidarity with the Earth: Multi-Disciplinary Theological Engagement with Gender, Mining, and Toxic Contamination (T&T Clark/Bloomsbury, 2023). Dr. Koster is also the co-editor of the T&T Clark book series Explorations in Theology, Gender, and Ecology (Bloomsbury).
- Ecological Theology and Environmental Ethics
- Eco-Feminist Theology/ Intersectional Feminist Theologies
- Religious and Theological Responses to Climate Change
- Resource Extraction and Petro-Culture Studies
- Theologies of the Cross
- Decolonial Theory/Theology
- Theology, Cosmology and Science
- New Materialism
- Catholic Social Thought
- In Solidarity with the Earth: Multi-Disciplinary Theological Engagement with Gender, Mining, and Toxic Contamination (T&T Clark/Bloomsbury, 2023), Co-Edited with Celia Deane-Drumond.
- “Frack-Off: Towards a Decolonial, Ecofeminist Theological Engagement with Fracking and the MMIWG2S Crisis on the Berthold Reservation in North Dakota,” in In Solidarity with the Earth: Multidisciplinary Theological Explorations of Gender and Resource Extraction (London, UK: Bloomsbury Press, 2023), 165-184.
- “Ecological Theology as a Public Theology,” in T&T Clark Handbook for Public Theology edited by Christopher Hübenthal (London, UK: Bloomsbury Press, June 2022), 432-447.
- “Climate Change, Covid-19, and Gender Justice: Sin and Redemption in the Anthropocene” in Concilium: Covid 19: Beyond the Anthropocene? edited by Sharon A Bong, Michelle Becka and Carlos Mendoza-Álvarez (April 2022).