Dr. Monica Maher is Tutor of Ecumenical Studies at Union
Theological Seminary in New York City. Her research interests
intersect the fields of Ecumenical Studies and Christian
Ethics in focusing on international and interfaith perspectives
of women's religious and moral agency in response to sexual
and gender-based violence. She has tutored courses on Buddhist-Christian
dialogue as well as healing in the religious traditions
of Asia. In addition, she acts as guide and translator for
Seminary courses in Latin America.
Dr. Maher has worked extensively with women's groups in
Latin America as a consultant and program coordinator, including
for the United Nations International Research and Training
Institute for the Advancement of Women, Women's World Banking,
Concern America, the Health and Development Policy Project,
and Católicas por el Derecho a Decidir. Presently,
she also works with Latina women's groups in the South Bronx.
Dr. Maher completed her Ph.D. in Christian Ethics at Union
Theological Seminary in 2003. She holds an M.Div. from Harvard
University and an M.A. from the School of International
Service, American University. Her numerous awards include
a research grant from Harvard University's David Rockefeller
Center for Latin American Studies and an Elizabeth Monrad
Scholarship from Harvard Divinity School. She is a member
of the Society of Christian Ethics, the American Academy
of Religion and the Grail.
"Ecos de amistad: perspectivas del placer desde Honduras."
Con-spirando: Revista Latinoamericana de Ecofeminismo,
Espiritualidad y Teología, no. 46 (marzo de 2004)
Tejidas con Nuestra Propia Piel/Woven With Our Own Skin:
A Catholic Feminist Ethics of Sexuality. Ph.D. dissertation,
Union Theological Seminary, 2003.
"Women's Response to Natural Disaster in Honduras:
An Opportunity for Empowerment." Paper presented at
the 46th Session of the United Nations Commission on the
Status of Women, NGO Committee on Mental Health Panel, New
"Beginning With the Body and Daily Life: Catholic
Feminist Theologizing in Mexico and Chile." M.Div.
thesis, Harvard Divinity School, 1998.
"Responding to Gender-Based Violence in Community
Health Care: A Case Study from Honduras." Paper presented
at the American Medical Women's Association Annual Conference,
Emerging Issues in Women's International Health Panel, Boston,