Georgetown backdrop


Monica Maher


This individual is not a direct affiliate of the Berkley Center. S/he has contributed to one or more of our events, publications, or projects. Please contact the individual at her/his home institution.

Monica Maher researches and teaches at the intersection of the fields of Ecumenical Studies and Social Ethics, including interreligious perspectives on gender, sexuality, and human rights, and the relationship between spirituality and ethics. Dr. Maher has worked to develop a Christian ethic of healthcare which places sexual and reproductive rights within a larger context of political and economic rights. She has participated in the international outreach and educational activities of Pastors for Peace, Partners of the Americas, and the Mercy Sisters. Currently, her research focuses on Latin American women's theological creativity in response to gender-based violence. Maher received the B.A. from Williams College, an M.A. from the School of International Service, The American University, an M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School, and a Ph.D. from Union Theological Seminary (2004). She was named a Fulbright New Century Scholar in 2004-05 and has since participated in international collaborative research on "Toward Equality: The Global Empowerment of Women."