Mary K. Rudy
Professor of Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies
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.
Rudy, M. K. “Subjectivity and Belief.” Literature and Theology, vol. 15, Sept. 2001, pp. 224–40.
Rudy, M. K. “Difference and Indifference: A U.S. Feminist Response to Global Politics.” Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, vol. 25, Jan. 2000, pp. 1051–54.
Rudy, M. K. “"Culture and Christianity," a review of Building a Protestant Left: Christianity and Crisis Magazine by Mark Hulsether.” Cultural Studies, vol. 13, Oct. 1999, pp. 703–05.
Rudy, M. K. “"Belonging and Desire," a review of Outside Belongings by Elspeth Probyn.” Cultural Studies, vol. 13, July 1999, pp. 542–43.
Rudy, M. K. “Liberal Theory and Feminist Politics.” Women and Politics, vol. 20, 1999, pp. 33–57.
Rudy, M. K. “Sex, Radical Communities, and the Future of Sexual Ethics.” The Journal of Lesbian Studies, vol. 3, Jan. 1999, pp. 133–43.
Rudy, M. K. “"Revisiting Standpoint Theory," a review of Constituting Feminist Subjects, by Kathi Weeks.” Theory and Event, vol. 3, 1999.
Rudy, M. K. “Review of "Sexual Ethics: An Evangelical Perspective" by Stanley Grenz.” Theology Today, vol. 55, July 1998, pp. 264–66.
Rudy, M. K. “"Belief in the Body," a review of Religion and the Body by Sarah Coakley, ed..” Theology and Sexuality, Mar. 1998, pp. 64–64.
Rudy, M. K. “"Mapping Moralities in the Abortion Debate," a review of Abortion Wars: A Half Century of Struggle, 1950-2000 by Ricky Solinger.” Medical Humanities Review, vol. 12, 1998, pp. 105–09.