Catherine Klancer is interested in the intersection between religion, politics and ethics. Her first book, Engaging Our Complexity: Thomas Aquinas and Zhu Xi on Power and the Common Good (SUNY Press, 2015), explores these areas from the perspectives of medieval Christianity and Confucianism. She is currently at work on a project that explores what the Confucian virtue of intellectual humility has to offer in an era of religious pluralism.
She has taught at local universities including Boston College, Emmanuel College, and Labouré College, offering courses that explore the role of religious traditions in the contemporary global community. In her free time she reads literature by English authors ranging from Jane Austen to Terry Pratchett, practices drawing, and enjoys family dinners with her husband and two daughters.
She currently serves as the advisor for the Core Minor.