Contributor Profile

Grace Yia-Hei Kao

Grace Yia-Hei Kao is an associate professor of ethics at the Claremont School of Theology (CST). She teaches and researches on issues related to human and nonhuman animal rights; religion in the public sphere in the U.S.; ecofeminism; and Asian American Christianity. Kao’s publications include Asian American Christian Ethics: Voices, Methods, Issues (University of Baylor Pressm 2015) and Grounding Human Rights in a Pluralist World (Georgetown University Press, 2011). She is the inaugural recipient of CST’s faculty teaching award (2010-2011) and also holds the honor of being the first Asian American woman to have been awarded tenure at CST. Kao’s current projects include a co-edited anthology on a theological exploration of women’s lives.

Kao is a participant in SILT 16/17: Can I Get a Witness?