Dr. Margarita Mooney has been working in our department since 2013 as an Associate Research Scientist and the Co-Principal Investigator on Professor Philip S. Gorski’s $2.1 million John Templeton Foundation-funded project on “Critical Realism and Human Personhood”. Now she is set to join Princeton Theological Seminary to take up a post as associate professor of congregational studies in the Department of Practical Theology. From next semester, Dr. Mooney will teach classes on religion and resilience, philosophy of social science, sociological research methods for leaders, religion and social theory, and sociology of congregations. Dr. Mooney has conducted research projects in many regions of the United States, as well as in Latin America and Europe. Her current research explores the relationship between religion, moral meaning, and resilience. She is working on a forthcoming book titled “Struggles of Triumph and Tragedy: Human Vulnerability and Existential Security”. We wish her well in her career after Yale.