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Monica Rey

Academic Division: History & Society
Dr. Mónica I. Rey (she/her/ella) is adjunct professor of Gender Studies at Babson College. Her teaching specialty is in courses that tackle religion, gender, sexuality and violence. Among courses Rey has taught related to these areas include: WGS101, LGBT101, Transnational Feminisms, Women & The World Religions, Contextual Interpretations of the Bible, and Gender and Violence in the Bible to name just a few. Rey is especially interested in teaching contextual interpretations of the Bible (especially from feminist and LGBT+ perspectives). As a Latina of Peruvian descent, Rey has an immense appreciation for different points of view, perspectives, and epistemologies. Her research focus navigates multiple worlds at these intersections. This is also reflected in her pedagogy which at its heart is intersectional, experiential, and embraces multiple diverse canons.

In December 2023 Rey successfully defended her dissertation titled, “Captive: Gendering Genocide in the Hebrew Bible,” at Boston University and is preparing a book manuscript based on her dissertation. Rey also completed a graduate certificate from BU in Women's and Gender Studies and took part in the MIT GCWS Workshop for Dissertation Writers in Women's and Gender Studies which is an outstanding resource for research and collaboration in areas related to WGS. Rey's scholarship examines the intersections of gender, genocide, and the Hebrew Bible (and its afterlives). She has published on the law of the foreign female captive (Deut 21:10–14) as a case of genocidal rape in the Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion. Rey has a peer-reviewed journal article forthcoming on the use of just war theory in interpretations of Deuteronomy, as well as a chapter in the edited volume The Bible and Violence (Bloomsbury T&T Clark) titled, “Genocidal Language in the Hebrew Bible: A Reappraisal.” Rey is a 2023-2024 Charles E. Scheidt Institute for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention Faculty Fellow.


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