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Mary K. Rudy, Professor

Mary K. Rudy
Office Location:  100 East Duke Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone:  (919) 949-5338
Email Address:  send me a message

Teaching (Spring 2023):

  • Gsf 375.01, Reproductive ethics Synopsis
    East duke 108, F 01:45 PM-04:15 PM
    (also cross-listed as ETHICS 375.01)

  • Ph.D. Duke University 1993
  • M.Div. Duke University 1989

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

Current projects: Loving Animals

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."

Curriculum Vitae
Recent Publications   (More Publications)   (search)
  1. Rudy, MK. "The Double Effect/Proportionalist Controversy."  Reprinted in Catholic Livves, Contemporary Lives, Thomas J. Ferraro, ed. (Durham, NC: Duke Univ, 1997 South Atlantic Quarterly 93:3 (Summer, 2013): 693-710.
  2. Rudy, MK. "Abortion, Grace, and the Wesleyan Quadrilateral." Quarterly Review of the United Methodist Church  (Spring, 2013): 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 25:1 (Spring, 2013): 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 9:1 (Spring, 2013): 22-38.
  5. Rudy, MK. "Queer Theory and Feminism." Women’S Studies: an Interdisciplinary Journal 29 (Fall, 2013): 195-216.

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