Associate Academic Dean
Associate Professor of Christian Ethics
Ph.D., Iliff School of Theology and University of Denver, 2008
M.T.S., Emory University, Candler School of Theology, 2001
B.A., Goshen College, 1998
Areas of expertise
Feminist theory; gender and sexuality studies; social theory; human trafficking; U.S. human trafficking policy; liberationist ethics.
Selected published works
"Christian Ethics and Human Trafficking Activism: Progressive Christianity and Social Critique," Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics, 34(1), co-authored with Letitia M. Campbell, forthcoming 2014.
Other Dreams of Freedom: Religion, Sex and Human Trafficking (AAR Academy Series), NY: Oxford University Press, 2012.
“Christianity and Human Trafficking,” Religion Compass 4(10), October 2011: 567-578.
"From Bush to Obama: Rethinking Sex and Religion in the U.S.'s Initiative to Combat Human Trafficking," Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion 26(1) Spring 2010: 79-99.
"Incorporating the Scriptures Bodily," Keith Graber Miller and Malinda E. Berry, eds. Wrestling with the Text: Young Adult Perspectives on Scripture, Journeys With Scripture Series, vol. 2 (Cascadia Publishing House and Herald Press, 2007).
As a Christian ethics educator, Dr. Zimmerman works to open the space for her students – and herself – to consider new perspectives. Hear it in her own words.