Skip navigation

Religious Appropriation Topic for Oct. 18 Philosophy & Religion Online Forum

Fri, 10/07/2022 - 09:09am | By: David Tisdale

Dr. Elizabeth Bucar, professor of religion at Northeastern UniversityDr. Elizabeth Bucar, professor of religion at Northeastern University will present online “The Who, What, and Why of Religious Appropriation” Tuesday, Oct. 18, at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom for the next installment of The University of Southern Mississippi’s fall 2022 Philosophy & Religion Forum series.

Dr. Bucar is a leading expert in religious ethics. Her research and writing cover a wide range of topics, but generally focuses on how a deeper understanding of religious difference can change our sense of what is right and good. She is the author of four books, including her most recent, Stealing My Religion: Not Just Any Cultural Appropriation (Harvard 2022) and the award-winning Pious Fashion: How Muslim Women Dress (Harvard, 2017).

At Northeastern University, Dr. Bucar teaches courses on sexual ethics, Islam, cultural appropriation, and the popular comparative religion program in Spain that includes a 150-mile hike on the Camino. Her public scholarship has appeared in The Atlantic, The Los Angeles Times, and Teen Vogue. She is director of Sacred Writes: Public Scholarship on Religion, a grant-funded project that provides support, resources, and networks for scholars of religion committed to translating the significance of their research to a broader audience.

Fall 2022 Philosophy & Religion Forum presentation times are CST and available at the following Zoom link:

Zoom meeting login information:

*Meeting ID: 889 1299 1603       |        *Passcode: Forum

The USM Philosophy program is housed in the College of Arts and Sciences’ School of Humanities. Dr. Amy Slagle, associate professor of religion, is coordinator for the series. Learn more about the program at