Sarah Fredericks’s research interests include religious environmental ethics, climate change, sustainability, sustainable energy, environmental guilt and shame, environmental justice, and the relationship of religion and science with respect to environmental thought and action. Her current book project examines how guilt and shame affect or motivate contributions and actions to slow climate change.
She is the author of Measuring and Evaluating Sustainability: Ethics in Sustainability Indexes (Routledge, 2013), as well as articles in the Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture, International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology, Environmental Justice, Environmental Ethics, and Ethics, Policy, and the Environment. In addition, she was a contributor to Science and Religion: One Planet, Many Possibilities (Routledge, 2014).
Fredericks earned her PhD in science, philosophy, and religion from Boston University, as well as a BA in physics and religion from Gustavus Adolphus College. Previously, she was a member of the faculty of the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at the University of North Texas.