Mary K. Rudy

Professor of Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies

External address: 
100 East Duke Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
Internal office address: 
Box 90760, Durham, NC 27708-0760
Phone: 
(919) 949-5338

Overview

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 last body of work focused on animals and ethics, nature, food politics, ecology, and ecofeminism. Her latest book is Loving Animals, Minnesota 2011. She also produced several essays on the subject, including “LGBTQ…Z?,” “Locavorism, Feminism, and the Question of Meat,” “On Changing the (Post) Human Subject,” and "Bestial Imaginings."  Due to a three year illness, Rudy has once again become interested in medicine, especially places where "the veil is thin," i.e., birth and death.

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., Duke University 1993

  • M.Div., Duke University 1989

Rudy, K. Loving Animals. September 2011.

Rudy, MK. Loving Animals: Toward a New Animal Advocacy. University of Minnesota Press, August 2011.

Rudy, MK. Beyond Pro-Life and Pro-Choice: Moral Diversity in the Abortion Debate. Boston: Beacon Press, February 1996.

Rudy, K. "If We Could Talk to the Animals: On Changing the (Post) Human Subject." Speaking for Animals: Animal Autobiographical Writing. Ed. M DeMello. 2012.

Rudy, K. "Bestial Imaginings." Routledge Handbook of Human-Animal Studies. Ed. S McHugh and G Marvin. 2012.

Rudy, K. "Locavores, Feminism, and The Question of Meat." Journal of American Culture 35 (2012): 26-37. (Academic Article)

Rudy, K. "Review of Lori Gruen’s Ethics and Animals." Ethics and Environment (2012). (Review)

Rudy, K. "When a Cage Means Freedom." Salon.com (2012). (Academic Article)

Rudy, K. "LGBTQ…Z." Hypatia 27 (2012): 601-615. (Academic Article)

Rudy, MK. "Review of Elizabeth Stuart’s Gay and Lesbian Theologies: Repetitions with Critical Difference." Theology & Sexuality (September 2004). (Academic Article)

Rudy, MK. "Entertaining the Unreasonable." Ed. W Mignolo. World Knowledges Otherwise 2 (2004): na-na.

Rudy, MK. "The Ethics of Orphans." Arena (Swedish Journal) 6 (2003): 20-24. (Academic Article)

Pages

Rudy, MK. "Dog-Fighting and Michael Vick, Op-Ed." Atlanta Journal Constitution, reprinted in Durham Herald Sun, Des Moines Register, South Florida Sun-Sentinel, September 6-8, 2007 (September 2007).

Rudy, MK. "“Dog-Fighting and Michael Vick,” Op-Ed." Atlanta Journal Constitution, reprinted in Durham Herald Sun, Des Moines Register, South Florida Sun-Sentinel, September 6-8, 2007 (September 2007).