M Kathy Rudy
  • M Kathy Rudy

  • Professor
  • Women's Studies Program
  • 210 East Duke Building
  • Campus Box 90760
  • Phone: (919) 684-4063
  • Fax: (919) 684-4652
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Research Summary

    Ethics, Animals, Feminism, Religion, Food Politics, Conservation, Ecofeminism
  • Research Description

    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."
  • Current Projects

    Loving Animals
  • Areas of Interest

    Ethics,
    Animals,
    Feminism,
    Religion,
    Food Politics,
    Conservation,
    Ecofeminism
  • Education

      • PhD,
      • Religion,
      • Duke University,
      • 1993
      • M.Div.,
      • Duke Divinity School,
      • Duke University,
      • 1989
  • Awards, Honors and Distinctions

      • David Paletz course enhancement award,
      • December 2012
      • Course Development Award from New Beginnings for Spring Animal Course,
      • September 2005
      • Grant Award from Duke Human Rights Initiative,
      • September 2005
      • New Beginnings: Race Culture and Medicine,
      • provost,
      • September 2004
      • FIPSE Course development award,
      • Kenan Ethics,
      • September 2003
      • Medical Ethics Class-Anne Lyerly,
      • Duke Women's Studies,
      • September 2003
      • GELP course development award,
      • GELP,
      • May 2003
      • Chapel Pathways Course Development Award,
      • DU Chapel,
      • April 2003
      • Latino Studies course development award,
      • Latino Studies,
      • September 2002
      • Alumni Distinguished Teaching Award,
      • Duke Universtiy,
      • 0 2000
      • Arts and Science Research Council Research Grants,
      • Duke University,
      • 0 1998
      • Faculty Development Award for Service-Learning,
      • Duke University,
      • 0 1998
      • Trinity College Distinguished Teaching Award,
      • Duke University,
      • 0 1995
      • Post-Doctoral Fellowship,
      • Center for the Study of American Religion, Princeton Univ.,
      • February 1993
      • Young Scholars of Religion Program,
      • Lilly Foundation,
      • February 1993
      • Dissertation Year Fellowship,
      • Louisville Institute for Study of Protestantism and American Culture,
      • 0 1992
      • Dempster Fellowship,
      • United Methodist Church,
      • 0 1990
      • Anne McDougall Scholarship,
      • Duke Program in Women's Studies,
      • 0 1988
  • Recent Publications

      • Kathy Rudy.
      • 2012.
      • LGBTQ…Z.
      • Hypatia
      • 27:
      • 601-615
      • .
      • Kathy Rudy.
      • 2012.
      • If We Could Talk to the Animals: On Changing the (Post) Human Subject.
      • .
      • Kathy Rudy.
      • 2012.
      • Locavores, Feminism, and The Question of Meat.
      • Journal of American Culture
      • 35:
      • 26-37
      • .
      • Kathy Rudy.
      • 2012.
      • Review of Lori Gruen’s Ethics and Animals.
      • Ethics and Environment
      • .
      • Kathy Rudy.
      • 2012.
      • Bestial Imaginings.
      • .
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  • PhD Students

    • Gloria Lloyd
    • Jim Luther
    • Cynthia Glass
      • July, 2007 - present
    • Michelle Newman
      • June, 2007 - present
    • Laura Rhodes
    • Terri Fizer
  • Teaching

    • WOMENST 367S.01
      • FEMINIST ETHICS
      • White 106
      • TuTh 04:40 PM-05:55 PM
    • WOMENST 499S.01
      • SENIOR SEMINAR (TOP)
      • Perkins 065
      • W 03:05 PM-05:05 PM
  • feminism