Heather M. DuBois is an interdisciplinary scholar who specializes in critical, constructive responses to conflict, trauma, and violence. She is writing a book that uses the spirituality of John of the Cross, the critical theory of Judith Butler, and the affect theory of Silvan Tomkins to theorize intrapersonal transformation in situations of impasse. Her recent publications have focused on pluralism and undoing violent ideologies. DuBois joined Stonehill after serving as the Gannon Postdoctoral Fellow in Religion, Ethics, and Philosophy at Florida State University.

Her research has appeared in journals such as Spiritus and The Journal of Religious Ethics and in edited volumes such as The Oxford Handbook of Religion, Conflict, and Peacebuilding and Suffering and the Christian Life.


  • B.A., English and Political Science, Tulane University
  • M.A., Conflict Resolution, University of Bradford (United Kingdom)
  • M.A., Theology, Fordham University
  • Ph.D., Theology and Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame

Courses Taught

  • What to Do with Suffering?
  • Church & Social Justice   
  • Gender & Religion

Personal Website

Heather M. DuBois personal website