Mary K. Rudy

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, Kathy. Loving Animals. 2011.

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

Rudy, Kathy. “If We Could Talk to the Animals: On Changing the (Post) Human Subject.” Speaking for Animals: Animal Autobiographical Writing, edited by Margo DeMello, 2012.

Rudy, Kathy. “Bestial Imaginings.” Routledge Handbook of Human-Animal Studies, edited by Susan McHugh and Gary Marvin, 2012.

Rudy, Kathy. “Locavores, Feminism, and The Question of Meat.” Journal of American Culture, vol. 35, 2012, pp. 26–37.

Rudy, Kathy. “Review of Lori Gruen’s Ethics and Animals.” Ethics and Environment, 2012.

Rudy, Kathy. “When a Cage Means Freedom.” Salon.Com, 2012.

Rudy, Kathy. “LGBTQ…Z.” Hypatia, vol. 27, 2012, pp. 601–15.

Rudy, M. K. “Entertaining the Unreasonable.” World Knowledges Otherwise, edited by Walter Mignolo, vol. 2, 2004, p. na-na.

Rudy, M. K. “The Ethics of Orphans.” Arena (Swedish Journal), vol. 6, 2003, pp. 20–24.

Pages

Rudy, M. K. “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, Sept. 2007.

Rudy, M. K. ““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, Sept. 2007.