Dr. Grace Kao talks about her work as Professor of Ethics at Claremont School of Theology. She discusses her experience of dealing with the 2007 Virginia Tech mass shooting, a new understanding of premarital sex, and the negative ways people react when their core beliefs are threatened. (Intro: Crazy Joy Luck Asians)
Dr. Grace Kao is a Professor of Ethics at Claremont School of Theology (CST). At CST, Dr. Kao serves as the co-director of the Center for Sexuality, Gender and Religion, and faculty advisor to the Asian Pacific Islander/American Association student group. She is a two-time recipient of CST’s Faculty Teaching Award, and is the first Asian American woman to have been tenured at her institution. Dr. Kao regularly teaches and researches in the following four areas: (1) rights, human and animal, (2) religion in the public sphere in the U.S., (3) ecofeminism, (4) Asian American Christianity. She is the author of “Grounding Human Rights in a Pluralist World” (Georgetown UP, 2011) and the co-editor of “Asian American Christian Ethics: Voices, Methods Issues” (Baylor UP, 2015). Dr. Kao received her B.A. and M.A. from Stanford University, and her Ph.D from Harvard University.