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Levi Mahonri CHECKETTS

Dr. Levi Mahonri CHECKETTS

Assistant Professor, Department of Religion and Philosophy

Phone number3411 7289
ORCID number0000-0003-2628-7751



  • BA, University of Notre Dame, USA
  • MTS, Boston College, USA
  • PhD, The Graduate Theological Union, USA

Research area(s):

Christian ethics of new technologies, Artificial Intelligence ethics, Theological Studies of Technology, Transhumanism, Economic ethics, Theology and Science, Mormon ethics

Teaching area(s):

Christian social ethics, Technology ethics, Theology and Science, Human rights, Business ethics, Environmental ethics, Existentialism and phenomenology, Theological Studies of Technology

Taught previously at:

  • Santa Clara University, USA
  • St Mary’s College of California, USA
  • Holy Names University, USA

Selected output(s):

Poor Technology: Artificial Intelligence and the Experience of Poverty. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2024.

“The Poor as Symptom: A Lacanian Reading of the Option for the Poor.” Religions 14, no. 5 (May 2023): 639.

“Outing Gay Priests: Toward a Theological Ethics of Privacy in the Digital Era.” Journal of Moral Theology 12, no. 1 (January 2023): 1-24.

Carl Mitcham, Jim Grote, and Levi Checketts eds. Theology and Technology Volume I: Essays in Christian Analysis. Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2022.

“The Sacrality of Things: On the Technological Augmentation of the Sacred.” Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology 25, No. 1 (February 2021): 130-152.

Current project(s):

Collaboration with the Dicastery for Culture and Education (Vatican) on Ethical and Social concerns of AI from Asian perspective

Study of “democratic technology” through the philosophy of Andrew Feenberg and applications to contemporary technologies

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