Elizabeth Bucar

Elizabeth Bucar

Associate Professor of Religious Studies
617.373.3636
education Ph.D., Religious Ethics,
The University of Chicago
Mailing address 364 HO
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
Biography

Elizabeth Bucar is an associate professor of religious studies at Northeastern University. She received her BA from Harvard University, and her MA and PhD in religious ethics from The University of Chicago. Professor Bucar works within the Islamic and Christian traditions on issues of gender, politics, and emergent technologies (new media and medical advances). Her books include Does Human Rights Need God? Co-edited with Barbra Barnett (Eerdmans, 2005), Creative Conformity: The Feminist Politics of U.S. Catholic and Iranian Shi’I Women (Georgetown University Press, 2011), and The Islamic Veil: A Beginner’s Guide (Oneworld Publications, 2012). Professor Bucar is currently working on two new comparative projects tentatively titled The Good of Ambiguous Bodies: The Comparative Ethics of Transsexuality and Pious Fashion: The Virtues of Hijabi Fashionistas. She co-chairs the Comparative Religious Ethics Group at the American Academy of Religion and serves on the board of the Society for the Study of Muslim Ethics.