Catholic Tech
Lílian Santos, Ph.D.
Professor, Philosophy & Bioethics

Lílian Santos is a professor of Bioethics at Pontifical Atheneum Regina Apostolorum and at CatholicTech. Prof. Santos is a Directive Board Member and a Research Scholar at UNESCO Chair in Bioethics and Human Rights, in Rome, Italy.

She obtained her Ph.D. in Bioethics from the Pontifical Atheneum Regina Apostolorum. Her doctoral thesis — on Transhumanism and the global governance of human genome editing — was graded summa cum laude and won the Academic Excellence Prize. Prof. Lílian Santos also holds a master’s degree in Bioethics, a bachelor’s degree in Education and Development, and another degree in Religious Sciences. She holds specialisation diplomas in University Teaching, Women in Public Life, and Integral Ecology.

Prof. Santos has volunteered and worked in Brazil, Spain, Venezuela, Colombia, Ireland, and Italy. She aims to put Bioethics into action through a dialogue that seeks convergences and shared solutions in our pluralistic world, to promote the individual and common good.

Her areas of interest are Global Governance, Global Bioethics, Human Rights, Transhumanism, Emerging Technologies, and Integral Ecology.

Featured Publications:

Transhumanism and Global Governance of Human Genome Editing: Common Themes and Implications for Bioethics

Biohacking and Transhumanism: What and Why