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Affiliated Faculty of Bioethics, Religion, and Society, Department of Religious Studies, DePaul University

Myriam Renaud, PhD University of Chicago (2018), serves as affiliated faculty at DePaul University where she teaches courses in bioethics, religion, and society. Her academic research focuses on constructive philosophical theology, the concept of God, global ethics, comparative theology, and world religions.

Renaud is the author of the monograph, "Constructing Moral Concepts of God in a Global Age" (Routledge, 2022). She is also a co-editor (with William Schweiker) and contributor to "Multi-Religious Perspectives on a Global Ethic: In Search of a Common Morality" (Routledge, 2020), and a co-editor (with Joshua Daniel) and contributor to "God and the Moral Life" (Routledge, 2018).

Renaud has written several articles for peer-reviewed journals, most recently "Life Extension Technologies and Pregnancy: Practical and Theological Considerations" (Religions, August 2022). Her current research projects center on white evangelicals in the United States and understandings of God across Christianity, Islam, and Judaism.

In addition, Renaud analyzes religion in public life for general-audience publications. Her articles have appeared in "The Conversation US," "The Atlantic" (online), "Al Jazeera English," "Religion & Politics," The "Globe Post," "Sightings," and "Religion Dispatches" among others. Her work has been quoted in "The Washington Post," "The Los Angeles Times," "The New Republic," and "Al Jazeera." Her recent articles mostly focus on white evangelicals and the Black Church in the United States.

As a graduate student, Renaud was Managing Editor of "Sightings," the twice-weekly online publication of the University of Chicago's Marty Martin Center for the Public Understanding of Religion. One of her student articles was chosen for inclusion in the book, "Sightings: Reflections on Religion in Public Life" (Eerdmans, 2019), and, in 2017, she was named a finalist by the Religion News Association for the Chandler Award for excellence in student religion reporting.


  • 2021–present
    Adjunct professor, Union Institute & University
  • 2022–2022
    Adjunct professor, DePaul University


  • 2018 
    University of Chicago Divinity School, Ph.D.

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Religion
  • Society for Christian Ethics