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Elizabeth Bucar

Professor of Religion and Director of Sacred Writes, Northeastern University
HRLI Grantee

Liz Bucar is a leading expert in religious ethics, a professor of religion at Northeastern University, and a prizewinning author. Her writing, teaching, and public lectures cover a wide range of topics—from sexual reassignment surgery to the politics of religious clothing–but generally focus on how a deeper understanding of religious difference can change our sense of what is right and good.

Dr. Bucar has written for the Atlantic, Teen Vogue, the Los Angeles Times, and Religion News Service, among other publications, and her work has been discussed in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Huffington Post, and InStyle magazine. She has written four books, including her most recent, Stealing My Religion: Not Just Any Cultural Appropriation (Harvard University Press, 2022). She is also the director of Sacred Writes, a grant-funded project that provides media training for religion scholars.

Featured Work: The Islamic Veil: A Beginner’s Guide; Stealing My Religion: Not Just Any Cultural Appropriation; Creative Conformity: The Feminist Politics of U.S. Catholic and Iranian Shi‘i Women.

Upcoming Projects: Sacred Writes is an ongoing project that provides public scholarship training for scholars and incentivizes new collaborations between scholars and organizations to create public-facing deliverables.