Austin Campbell

Austin Campbell

PhD Candidate
Ethics

Austin Campbell is studying why dying in medical institutions in the contemporary United States often seems so difficult. In particular, he traces the complex synergy between western theological accounts of death and the vulnerable body (especially in Augustine and his readers), practices of science and medicine, and popular culture. His work cuts across disciplinary lines – drawing on early and medieval Christian theology, moral philosophy, political theory, and the history and philosophy of science – and intersects with broader, ongoing conversations in systematic theology, science and religion, and bioethics.

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