Toni Bond

Associate Professor of Ethics
Toni Bond
Gault Hall 236

Curriculum vitae


Ph.D., Claremont School of Theology, 2020
M.A. in Theology/Ethics, Claremont School of Theology, 2015
B.A. in Women and Gender Studies, DePaul University, 2012

Areas of expertise

Classical and Christian ethics; feminist and womanist ethics; gender and sexuality; reproductive health, rights and justice; reproductive justice and women of color; feminist and black feminist theory.

Selected published works

“A Womanist Theo-Ethic of Reproductive Justice,” in T&T Clark Reader in Abortion and Religion: Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Perspectives, eds. Rebecca Todd Peters and Margaret D. Kamitsuka, (New York, NY: Bloomsbury, 2022).

“Laying the Foundations for a Reproductive Justice Movement,” in Radical Reproductive Justice: Foundation, Theory, Practice, Critique, eds. Loretta J. Ross, Lynn Roberts, Erika Derkas, Whitney Peoples, and Pamela Bridgewater Toure (New York: The Feminist Press at the City University of New York, 2017).

Review of Rebecca Todd Peters, Trust Women: The Moral Wisdom of Women from Justification to Reproductive Justice, Syndicate Theology.

“Aretha’s Funeral and the White Supremacist Imagination,” Sept. 7, 2018, Rewire.News.

“Cherry-Picking the Bible to Mistreat the Stranger: Religion on Family Separation,” June 20, 2018, Rewire.News.

In the media

“Reproductive and Economic Justice in a Post-Roe Landscape: Changing the Conversation in Christian Communities”
Dr. Bond discusses the intersections of reproductive and sexual justice and economic justice and being one of the 12 Black women who started the reproductive justice movement in the “Connections” webinar.

“Loosening Our Tongues: Black Women, Sexuality, and the Black Church”
Dr. Bond discusses the findings from her research about the reproductive and sexual experiences of Black Christian women and how oppressive theological teachings have impacted their lives in a webinar hosted by the Center for the Study of Women and Society at CUNY Graduate Center. 


Honorary Doctorate of Divinity, Meadville Lombard Theological School, May 2023

Adjunct Faculty Award, Claremont School of Theology, 2022

Cross Currents Coolidge Scholar, Auburn Seminary, July 2019

Forum for Theological Exploration, Doctoral Fellowship, 2017-2018

University Scholar’s Award-Claremont School of Theology, April 2013

Chicago Defender Woman of Excellence, 2009