Margarita Mooney is Associate Professor of Congregational Studies at Princeton Theological Seminary. Previously she was Associate Research Scientist in the Department of Sociology at Yale University and an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She received her PhD and MA in Sociology from Princeton University and her BA in Psychology from Yale University.
Her areas of interest include philosophy of social science, religion, culture, immigration and economic sociology. Her book Faith Makes Us Live: Surviving and Thriving in the Haitian Diaspora was published by University of California Press in 2009.
Her current work builds on the virtue ethics perspective on human action to explore prayer and religious rituals as a space for the collective enactment of virtues such a love, forgiveness, and humility. She is also interested in research and teaching related social preconditions that promote human flourishing and the common good.