Patricia Monaghan Elizabeth Ursic

Adjunct Senior Lecturer
Women's Spirituality
Philosophy and Religion Department
School of Consciousness and Transformation

PhD, Arizona State University; MDiv, Yale University

BA/MA, BA/BS, University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Elizabeth Ursic is a an adjunct professor in the Women's Spirituality program at CIIS, and a professor of Religious Studies and Women and Gender Studies at Mesa Community College in Phoenix, Arizona. She holds a PhD in Religious Studies from Arizona State University, and a Masters of Divinity from Yale University where she was a Fellow at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music. Dr. Ursic is chair of the Women and Gender Studies Committee at Mesa Community College, and co-chair of the American Academy of Religion Women's Caucus. She also serves as the Higher Education representative on the board of the Arizona Interfaith Movement. Her book, Women, Ritual, and Power: Placing Female Imagery of God in Christian Worship was published by SUNY Press in 2014. Her music album, Unspoken Touch, has been played on over 100 radio stations.


  •  Women, Ritual, and Power: Placing Female Imagery of God in Christian Worship.
    • SUNY (State University of New York) Press, 2014.
  • "Bi the Way: Gender Theory and Rethinking Categories of Religious identity."
    • The International Journal of Religion and Spirituality in Society. Volume 3 Issue 4 2014.

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