Fannie Bialek joined the Center as Assistant Professor of Religion and Politics in 2017. Her research and teaching focus on contemporary religious ethics and political theory with an emphasis on feminist thought, Christian theology, and modern forms of power critique. Her first book project, “Vulnerability and Power: The Promise of Relational Ethics,” discusses vulnerability in contemporary ethics and politics. She will teach a new undergraduate course for the Center in fall 2019, “The Good Life between Religion and Politics.”
Her appointment with the Danforth Center on Religion and Politics follows her position as Lecturer with the Religious Studies program at Washington University in St. Louis for the 2016-2017 academic year. She was Visiting Assistant Professor in Religious Studies at Brown in 2015-2016.
Bialek earned the Ph.D. in Religious Studies from Brown University in 2016. She earned a bachelor’s degree in religion, summa cum laude, from Princeton University. Competitive fellowships from the American Association of University Women, the Cogut Center for the Humanities at Brown, and the Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women at Brown have offered support for her research.
Bialek is co-editor of Feminist Religion. The website serves as a venue for feminist, womanist, mujerista, queer, trans, and intersectional theorists, theologians, and ethicists in religious studies to coordinate and collaborate.
Professor Bialek is on research leave for the 2020-2021 academic year.
L57 RelPol 407
This course considers the role of religious thought and practice in movements with practices of silence, self-effacement, and withdrawal in the twentieth century.Details
Vulnerability and Power: The Promise of Relational Ethics
Fannie Bialek in the News
Political Theology Network
John C. Danforth Center on Religion & Politics