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Elizabeth Bucar

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Elizabeth M. Bucar is an associate professor of philosophy and religion and Dean’s Leadership Fellow at Northeastern University. She is a religious ethicist who studies sexuality, gender, and moral transformation within Islamic and Christian traditions and communities. Bucar's publications include, among others, Pious Fashion: How Muslim Women Dress (2017), The Islamic Veil: A Beginner's Guide (2012), and Creative Conformity: the Feminist Politics of U.S. Catholic and Iranian Shi'i Women (2011). She has also written for popular media outlets such as the Atlantic, the Los Angeles Times, and Teen Vogue. She previously served as an assistant professor of religious studies at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro and as a Berkley Center post-doctoral fellow in 2006. She holds a B.A. in government from Harvard University, M.A. in religious studies from the University of Chicago, and Ph.D. in religious ethics from the University of Chicago Divinity School.