Aline Kalbian earned her undergraduate degree from Smith College in Northampton, Mass., and her M.A. and Ph.D. in religious studies from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. She joined the faculty in the Florida State University Department of Religion as an assistant professor in 1998. Her research focuses on religious ethics, Catholic ethics, gender and religion, and bioethics. Kalbian is the author of “Sexing the Church: Gender, Power, and Ethics in Contemporary Catholicism” (Indiana University Press, 2005) and “Sex, Violence, and Justice: Contraception and the Catholic Church” (Georgetown University Press, 2014), as well as numerous articles and book chapters. She served as co-editor of the Journal of Religious Ethics from 2011 to 2021.
At FSU, Kalbian was recognized with an Undergraduate Teaching Award in 2015 and a Faculty/Staff Seminole Award in 2015. She served as chair of the FSU Department of Religion from 2015 to 2021.