Positions

Assistant Director
Center for Teaching Excellence
Rice University

July 1, 2014

Lecturer
Program in Writing and Communication
Rice University

2012-Present

Executive Director
Society for the Study of Muslim Ethics

2013-2014

Summer Faculty
Semester at Sea
University of Virginia

Summer 2013

Assistant Professor of Religious Studies
Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies
Marymount Manhattan College

2010-2012

ACM-Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow
Visiting Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies
Department of Religion
Lake Forest College

2009-2010

Spruill Fellow in Law and Religion
Center for the Study of Law and Religion
Emory University School of Law

2008-2009


Education

Ph.D.
Religion, Ethics, and Philosophy
Florida State University

2004-2009

Intensive Summer Arabic
Summer Institute for Intensive Arabic & Culture
Lebanese American University, Beirut

2006

M.A.
Religion, Ethics, and Philosophy
Florida State University

B.A.
Philosophy
Bowling Green State University
summa cum laude with University Honors

1998-2002


Honors

Mary Jo Small Fellowship
Society for Values in Higher Education

2012

Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship
Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation

2008-2009

University Teaching Award
Florida State University

2008

University Fellowship
Florida State University

2004-2007

College Teaching Fellowship
Florida State University

2003-2004

Phi Beta Kappa
Bowling Green State University

2002


Scholarship on Teaching and Learning

National Conference Presentations

"Teaching the Moral Traditions of Others: A Response," American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting (Baltimore, MD), November 2013

Panelist, "Teaching Comparative Religious Ethics: Paradigms, Strategies, and Resources," Joint Annual Meetings of the Society of Christian Ethics, Society for Jewish Ethics, and the Society for the Study of Muslim Ethics (Washington, D.C.), January 2012

Institutional Presentations

"Teaching and the Academic Job Market, Part II: The Interview Process," Rice University Center for Teaching Excellence TEACH Workshop, January 2014

"Do Facebook and Twitter Engage Your Students?," Rice University Center for Teaching Excellence Workshop, December 2013

"Formulating a Teaching Philosophy (and Writing it Down)," Rice University Center for Teaching Excellence TEACH Workshop, September 2013

"The iClassroom: Tips, Tricks, and Strategies for Using the iPad as a Teaching Tool," Marymount Manhattan College Faculty Development Day (New York, NY), May 2012

"Practicing Prezi Presentation Software," Marymount Manhattan College Center for Teaching Innovation and Excellence (C-TIE) Workshop (New York, NY), April 2011

Panelist, "What to Expect in your First Year," Marymount Manhattan College New Faculty Orientation (New York, NY), August 2011

Panelist, "Life After the PhD: Life on the Tenure-Track at an Urban Liberal Arts College," Florida State University Department of Religion Graduate Symposium (Tallahassee, FL), February 2011


Courses

Rice University

FWIS 154: One Nation Under God? Religion and Law in the United States (3 sections)
FWIS 145: Sex at Rice: The Good, the Bad, and the Awkward (2 sections)
FWIS 145: Good Sex: Religion, Sexuality, and the Ethics of Physical Intimacy
FWIS 154: One Nation Under God? Religion and Politics in the United States

University of Virginia

RELG 1559: Comparative Religion

Marymount Manhattan College

RS 115: Introduction to Judaism, Christianity, and Islam (5 sections)
RS 216: Religion and Sexuality (3 sections)
RS 220: Religion and Politics
RS 320: Islam (2 sections)
RS 340: Comparative Religious Ethics
RS 420: Capstone in Philosophy and Religious Studies: Advanced Comparative Religious Ethics

Lake Forest College

RELG 118: Religious Ethics
RELG 213: Islam
RELG 300: Approaches to the Study of Religion
RELG 400: Independent Senior Project (2 students)

Florida State University

REL 3170: Religious Ethics and Moral Problems (3 sections)


Disciplinary Scholarship

Refereed Journal Articles

Barre, Elizabeth A. "Muslim Imaginaries and Imaginary Muslims: Placing Islam in Conversation with A Secular Age." Journal of Religious Ethics 40, no. 1 (March 2012): 138-148. Full text

—."Within Reason: The Epistemic Foundations of Catholic and Muslim Arguments for Political Liberalism." The Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics 29, no. 1 (2009): 219-241. Full text

Book Reviews

Elizabeth A. Barre. "Review of Roxanne L. Euben and Muhammad Qasim Zaman, Eds. Princeton Readings in Islamist Thought: Texts and Contexts from al-Banna to Bin Laden." Reason Papers: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Normative Studies 33 (Fall 2011): 201-206. Full text

—. "Review of Khaled Abou El Fadl, Islam and the Challenge of Democracy." Political Theology 9, no. 1 (2008): 121-123. Full text

—. "Review of Zachary Shore, Breeding Bin Ladens: America, Islam, and the Future of Europe." H-Net Reviews: American Studies (2007). Full text

—. "Review of Ghazi-Walid Falah and Caroline Nagel, Eds. Geographies of Muslim Women: Gender, Religion, and Space." Geographies of Religions and Belief Systems 1, no. 1 (2007): 78-80. Full text

National Conference Presentations

"Muslim Imaginaries and Imaginary Muslims: The Place of Islam in Charles Taylor's A Secular Age," Society of Christian Ethics Annual Meeting (San Jose, CA), January 2010

"A Rawls by Any Other Name: Religious Pluralism and Public Reason in the Political Vision of Barack Obama," American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting (Montreal, Quebec), November 2009

"Categorizing Liberalism(s): Catholics, Muslims, and the Possibility of Overlapping Consensus," American Political Science Association Annual Meeting (Boston, MA), August 2008

"Within Reason: The Epistemic Foundations of Catholic and Muslim Arguments for Political Liberalism," Society of Christian Ethics Annual Meeting (Atlanta, GA), January 2008

"The Possibility of Religious Liberalism: The Common Good and Civil Society in Catholic and Islamic Political Thought," American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting (San Diego, CA), November 2007

"A Heart That Flees from Evil: The Moral Emotion of Hayaa in Islamic Thought." Paper presented at the Southeastern Commission for the Study of Religion Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, March 2006.

"When Disaster Looms: Terrorism and Supreme Emergency in the Arguments of Michael Walzer and Usama Bin Ladin," American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting (Philadelphia, PA), November 2005

"How Adam Knew Eve: Pleasures of the Body and Pleasures of Knowledge in the Sexual Ethic of Thomas Aquinas," Southeastern Commission for the Study of Religion Annual Meeting (Winston Salem, NC), March 2005

Institutional Presentations

Panelist, "Religion and Revolution: The Role of Religion in Social Movements Past and Present," Marymount Manhattan College Religious Studies Club, May 2012

Panelist, "Fighting Words: The Role of Sacred Texts in Promoting and Preventing Religious Violence," Bedford Hills Correctional Facility Crossing Borders IV Symposium (Bedford Hills, NY), March 2012

Panelist, "Social Justice among Peoples of the Book," Network for Peace Through Dialogue (New York, NY), November 2011

"Christianity and Gender: An Introduction," Religion in an Hour Series, Marymount Manhattan College Campus Ministry (New York, NY), November 2011

Panelist, "Terror in the Minds of Men: Do the Ideas Matter?" Marymount Manhattan College Religious Studies Symposium (New York, NY), September 2011

Panelist, "The Reluctant Fundamentalist," Marymount Manhattan College Freshmen Orientation (New York, NY), September 2011

"How Exceptional is Islam? Catholic Analogues to Muslim Debates about the Secular State," Marymount Manhattan College Faculty Development Series (New York, NY), February 2011

"Naughty or Nice? Religion and the Morality of Sex," Marymount Manhattan College Residence Life Program (New York, NY), December 2010

"Freedom, Responsibility, and the Law in Catholic and Muslim arguments for Political Reform," Workshop on Comparative Philosophy, Marymount Manhattan College (New York, NY), November 2010

Panelist, "Reconciling Religious and Ideological Wisdom with Public Life in the 21st Century," Marymount Manhattan College International Expressions (New York, NY), November 2010

Panelist, "The Complete Persepolis," Marymount Manhattan College Freshmen Orientation (New York, NY), September, 2010

Panelist, "The Struggle for Democracy in Iran: Religion, Politics, and Reform," Forester Symposium for Lake Forest College Alumni (Lake Forest, IL), October 2009

Panelist, "Religious Perspectives on Torture," Interfaith Center at Lake Forest College (Lake Forest, IL), October 2009

"Islam and Violence," Noon Lecture Series of The Academy at Florida State University (Tallahassee, FL), October 2006

"Christian Just War Theory" and "The Lebanese War of 2006," St. Paul’s United Methodist Church (Tallahassee, FL), September 2006

"The Shaykh of Islam: The Legacy of Ibn Taymiyya in 20th Century Political Islam," Florida State University Department of Religion Graduate Symposium (Tallahassee, FL), April 2005


Service

To the Field

Webmaster, Society for the Study of Muslim Ethics, 2012-present
Editorial Board, Journal for the Society of Christian Ethics, 2011-present
Reviewer, Journal for the Society of Christian Ethics, 2011-present
Reviewer, Journal of Religious Ethics, 2006-present
Chair of Nominations Committee, Society for the Study of Muslim Ethics, 2011-2012
Nominations Committee, Society of Christian Ethics, 2007-2008
Student Liaison, American Academy of Religion, 2005-2007
Assistant to the Editors, Journal of Religious Ethics, 2004-2005

To Rice University

Vice President, Phi Beta Kappa, Beta of Texas, 2013-Present

To Marymount Manhattan College

Faculty Advisor, Religious Studies Club, 2011-2012
Faculty Advisor, Alpha Chi Honor Society, 2011-2012
Honors Day Committee, 2011-2012
Jeannette K. Watson Fellowship Committee, 2010-2012

To Lake Forest College

Islamic World Studies Committee, 2009-2010
Faculty Advisor, Theta Alpha Kappa, 2009-2010

To Florida State University

Department of Religion Website Designer and Webmaster, 2005-2007

To Bowling Green State University

University Committee on Values and the Bowling Green Experience, 2001-2002
Arts and Sciences Council, 2000-2002


Languages

Modern Standard Arabic (Intermediate)
Classical Greek (Low Intermediate)
French (Reading Knowledge)
German (Reading Knowledge)


Memberships

American Academy of Religion
Society for the Study of Muslim Ethics
Society of Christian Ethics
Middle East Studies Association
American Political Science Association (Religion and Politics Section)