Dr. Ivy Helman

  • Office: 2.40

  • e-mail: IvyAnn.helman@fhs.cuni.cz

  • tel.: 224 271 451



A List of Current Courses



feminism in religion, ecofeminism, gender and psychology, feminist futures and antiwar activism


Ph. D., Religion, 2009

Specialization: Women’s Studies and Theology, Culture and Ethics

Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA, USA

M.A.R., Religion, 2003

Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA

B.A., Anthropology/Spanish, Museum Studies, 2000

magna cum laude, Departmental Honors in Anthropology,

Beloit College, Beloit, WI, USA

Research and Publications


Women and the Vatican: An Exploration of Official Documents. New York: MaryKnoll Publishing, 2012. (under name: Ivy A. Helman)


“Queer Systems: The Benefits of a More Systematic Approach to Queer Theology.” CrossCurrents 61 Issue 1. (March 2011): 45–62. (under name: Ivy A. Helman)

“A Professor Tries to Teach Students to Be Activists.” The Chronicle of Higher Education 55, no. 8. (October 17, 2008): 36–37. (under name: Ivy A. Helman)



Regular contributor, Feminism and Religion, feminismandreligion.com


  • “Feminism and the Environmental Crisis: What is Ecofeminism and Why It is Essential,” (Klimadílna, Limity jsme my, Prague, Czech Republic, November 23, 2019).

  • “From the Beginning: Refugees in the Jewish Tradition,” (Conference on the Role of Academia and Religious Leaders in Relation to Refugees, Human Rights League, Bratislava, Slovakia, October 27, 2017).

  • “Patriarchal Violence: The Connection between Feminism, the Environmental Crisis

    and the Situation of Refugees in the World Today,” (Amnesty International, English Language Group, Prague, Czech Republic, May 24, 2017).

  • “The Jewish Genocide,” (Chelmsford High School, Chelmsford, MA February 10, 2014).

  • “Intolerance and Dehumanization: Steps towards the Final Solution,” (The Causes and Legacies of Genocide, Pentucket Regional High School, West Newbury, MA February 4, 2014).

  • Facilitator (Can I Sit at Your Table? An interfaith-intercultural dialogue dinner about diversity and inclusion, Merrimack College, November 12, 2013.)

  • Presenter (Opening Plenary “Boston – A Storied Place,” Religious Education Association’s Annual Meeting, Boston MA November 8, 2013.)

  • Co-Facilitator (Men and the Monologues, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA, February 15, 2010.)

  • “The Practice of Indulgences.” (Guest Lecture, Carroll University, Waukesha, WI, November 2006.)

    “Rock is Cool but the Struggle is Better…” (Engendering Diversity, University of LaVerne, LaVerne, CA March 31, 2005).

  • “Women’s Music and the Queer Community.” (Queering the Discourse, Claremont Graduate University, February 19, 2005.)

  • Moderator “Exploring Embodied Knowledge rather than Revelation as Standard.” (Exploring Pagan Spirituality from the Center, January 23, 2005.)

  • “Being Out in the Academy.” (American Academy of Religion, Western Region, Whittier College, Whittier, CA, March 2004.)

Awards and Honours

2007 Dissertation Grant, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA

2003–2005 Fellowship, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA

2001–2003 Fellowship, Yale University, New Haven, CT

2000 magna cum laude, Beloit College, Beloit, WI

2000 Departmental Honors in Anthropology, Beloit College, Beloit, WI

Teaching Experience


Lecturer, Gender Studies

Charles University, Faculty of Humanities, Prague, Czech Republic


Lecturer II, Jewish Studies

Anglo-American University, Prague, CR


Lecturer in Religious and Theological Studies

Merrimack College, North Andover, MA, USA


Lecturer in the Women’s Studies Department

Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA, USA


Lecturer in Religion and Philosophy

Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA, USA


Adjunct Lecturer

Carroll University, Waukesha, WI, USA


Teaching Assistant “Death and Dying”

Dr. Riaz Hassan, Sociology Department

Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA


Teaching Assistant, “Social Problems”

Dr. Andrew Schrank, Sociology Department

Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA

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Faculty of Humanities

Charles University

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