Research Interests for Mary K. Rudy

Research Interests: Ethics, Animals, Feminism, Religion, Food Politics, Conservation, Ecofeminism

Rudy's early research included reproductive ethics, religious ethics, sexuality, and feminist theory. Among publications in her early years are Sex and the Church Gender, Sexuality, and the Transformation of Christian Ethics (Beacon Press 1997), Beyond Pro-Life and Pro-Choice: Moral Diversity in the Abortion Debate (Beacon Press, 1996), as well as many scholarly articles. Her new work focuses on animals and ethics, nature, food politics, ecology, and ecofeminism. Her new book is Loving Animals, Minnesota 2011. She also has several essays coming out in the next year, including “LGBTQ…Z?,” “Locavorism, Feminism, and the Question of Meat,” “On Changing the (Post) Human Subject,” and "Bestial Imaginings."

Animals, Animals,, Birth, Companion Animals,, Death, Ethics, , Feminism, , Feminist theory, Food animals, Food Politics,, Lesbian feminism, Pastoral medicine, Queer theology, Religion and politics, Religion, , Zoos and Sanctuaries
Current projects:
Loving Animals
Areas of Interest:

Food Politics,

Recent Publications   (search)
  1. Rudy, MK, The Double Effect/Proportionalist Controversy, South Atlantic Quarterly, vol. 93 no. 3 (Summer, 2013), pp. 693-710 (Reprinted in Catholic Livves, Contemporary Lives, Thomas J. Ferraro, ed. (Durham, NC: Duke Univ, 1997.)
  2. Rudy, MK, Abortion, Grace, and the Wesleyan Quadrilateral, Quarterly Review of the United Methodist Church (Spring, 2013), pp. 71-88
  3. Rudy, MK, The Social Construction of Social Identity and the Ordination of ’Practicing’ Homosexuals: A Christian Ethical Response, The Journal of Religious Ethics, vol. 25 no. 1 (Spring, 2013), pp. 701-719
  4. Rudy, MK, Ethics, Reproduction, Utopia: Gender and Childbearing in "Woman on the Edge of Time" and "The Left Hand of Darkness", Nwsa Journal, vol. 9 no. 1 (Spring, 2013), pp. 22-38
  5. Rudy, MK, Queer Theory and Feminism, Women’S Studies: an Interdisciplinary Journal, vol. 29 (Fall, 2013), pp. 195-216