Ivy Helman


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

Contact and Consultations

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Ph. D. (2009) Religion

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

Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA, USA

M.A.R. (2003) Religion

Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA

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

magna cum laude, Departmental Honors in Anthropology,

Beloit College, Beloit, WI, USA

Teaching Experience

  • 2015- Lecturer, Gender Studies, FHS, Charles University, Prague, CR

  • 2015 - Lecturer II, Jewish Studies, Anglo-American University, Prague, CR

  • 2010 -2014 Lecturer in Religious and Theological Studies

    Merrimack College, North Andover, MA, USA

  • 2012 Lecturer in the Women’s Studies Department

    Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA, USA

  • 2009 - 2012 Lecturer in Religion and Philosophy

    Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA, USA

  • 2005 – 2007 Adjunct Lecturer

    Carroll University, Waukesha, WI, USA

  • 2003 Teaching Assistant “Death and Dying”

    Dr. Riaz Hassan, Sociology Department

    Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA

  • 2002 Teaching Assistant, “Social Problems”

    Dr. Andrew Schrank, Sociology Department

    Yale University, New Haven, CT, 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)


2012 - 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).

  • “Womyn’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

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Getting to us


Charles University

Faculty of Humanities

Department of Gender Studies

Pátkova 2137/5

182 00 Praha 8 - Libeň

Czech Republic

Other contacts

Mgr. Tatiana Badurová

Secretary of the Gender Studies Programme

Office No. 2.40

E-mail: - consultations after previous confirmation via e-mail

tel.: 00420 774 048 129