Holds the Richard McCormick S.J. Endowed Chair of Catholic Moral Theology at Loyola University Chicago since 2010, after teaching at Frankfurt University, Germany, and Harvard Divinity School, Cambridge/Ma. She served on several Bioethics Committees, including the European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies to the European Commission, and on the Board of Editors for the Journal Concilium. Her research focuses on questions of moral identity and narrative ethics, social ethics, bioethics, and feminist ethics. She founded the international project Medical Ethics in Health Care Chaplaincy, now a partnership between Frankfurt University and Loyola University, which produced several edited books. Her monographs include Moralische Identität. Literarische Lebensgeschichten als Medium ethischer Reflexion (1999), Ethik der genetischen Frühdiagnostik (2002), and Hauptsache gesund (2011), and a collection of essays: A Critical Political Ethics – A Revision of Catholic Social Ethics, which is forthcoming in 2019. Most recently she co-edited a book on Unaccompanied Migrant Children. Social, Legal, and Ethical Responses to the Plight of Child Migration (2018, with Molly Greening). Journal issues for Concilium include Theology, Anthropology, and Neurosciences (2015), The Return of Apocalypticism (2014), Postcolonial Theology (2013), Human Trafficking (2011), Natural Law – A controversy (2010), HIV/AIDS (2007), and The Structural Betrayal of Trust: Sexual Abuse in the Catholic Church (2004). Her present research is a book project on “Recognition and Responsibility – A Foundation of Christian Ethics”.