Barbara A. McGraw  |  Interests  |  Scholarship  |  Service  

Education:

  • Ph.D. Religion and Social Ethics, University of Southern California, 1999
  • Masters Religion and Social Ethics, University of Southern California, 1997
  • Juris Doctor University of Southern California Law Center, 1984

Teaching Experience:

  • Director - Saint Mary's College of California (2008 - Present)
    Center for Engaged Religious Pluralism. Saint Mary’s College of California, Moraga.
  • Professor - Saint Mary's College of California (2005 - Present)
  • Associate Professor - Saint Mary's College of California (2000 - 2005)
  • Assistant Professor - Saint Mary's College of California (1998 - 2000)
  • Teaching Assistant - University of Southern California (1994 - 1997)

Professional Experience:

  • Attorney - Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (1986 - 1991)
  • Attorney - Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton (1984 - 1986)

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    Awards:

    • Professorship in Social Ethics, Law, and Public Life - Saint Mary's College of California (2009)
      Two three-year professorships in recognition of scholarship 2003-2006 and 2009-2012
    • Finalist in Religion and Politics Division Book Award Competition, for Rediscovering America's Sacred Ground: Public Religion and Pursuit of the Good in a Pluralistic America - SUNY Press, 2003 (2005)
    • Judge Nelson Administrative Justice Award - University of Southern California Law Center (1984)
    • American Jurisprudence Award (Contracts) - Southwestern University School of Law (1982)
    • American Jurisprudence Award (Business Organizations) - Southwestern University School of Law (1982)
    • Dean's Outstanding Achievement Award - Southwestern University School of Law (1982)
      (For Class Standing 2/183)

    Fellowships:

    • Northrop Grumman Ethics Fellowship - (1997)
    • Department Fellow - School of Religion, University of Southern California (1997)
    • Fellowship, Dean of College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences - University of Southern California (1997)
      1993-97

    Honors:

    • Phi Kappa Phi - University of Southern California (1997)
      Highest Honors
    • Order of the Coif (Highest Honors) - University of Southern California Law Center (1984)
    • Law Review Invitee - Southwestern University School of Law (1982)
      (declined due to transfer to USC)
    • Moot Court Honors Program Invitee - Southwestern University School of Law (1982)
      (declined due to transfer to USC)

    Professional Licenses & Certifications:

    • Attorney-at-bar - United States Supreme Court (February 2004)

    Presentations:

    Selected Presentations

    • Moral Economy in Global Perspective. McGraw, Barbara A. (talk, speech or lecture)
      Athens Institute for Education and Research
      (December 2011)
    • "Democracy and Religious Diversity in Global Perspective". McGraw, Barbara A. (talk, speech or lecture, invited)
      Parliament of the World's Religions, Melbourne Australia
      (December 2010)
    • "The Founding Fathers' Religious Reasons for Separation of Church and State". McGraw, Barbara A. (talk, speech or lecture, invited)
      Kiwanis Club of LaMorinda
      (January 2010)
    • "Religious Pluralism and California Prisons". McGraw, Barbara A. (talk, speech or lecture, invited)
      Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County
      (November 2009)
    • "Interfaith Work and Higher Education". McGraw, Barbara A. (invited, panel or forum member)
      Interfaith Youth Core Conference on "Leadership for a Religiously Diverse World"
      (October 2009)
    • "The Founding Fathers' Religious Reasons for Separation of Church and State". McGraw, Barbara A. (talk, speech or lecture, invited)
      Marin Interfaith Council, San Rafael, CA
      (June 2009)
    • "From Tolerance to Pluralism in the Public Square". McGraw, Barbara A. (talk, speech or lecture, invited)
      Pluralism, Tolerance, and Freedom Speaker Series, Virginia-Wesleyan College, Norfolk, VA
      (March 2009)
    • "Religious Pluralism in Correctional Institutions: Promise and Peril". McGraw, Barbara A. (talk, speech or lecture, invited)
      American Academy of Religion National Annual Conference, Chicago
      (November 2008)
    • "Religious Pluralism, God-Talk, and Politics". McGraw, Barbara A. (talk, speech or lecture, invited)
      Faith in Politics Forum, UC Berkeley
      (October 2008)
    • "American Values and RLUIPA". McGraw, Barbara A. (talk, speech or lecture, invited, primary presenter)
      American Correctional Chaplains Association/Northeastern Division
      (April 2008)
    • "Civil Discourse Across Sacred Boundaries". McGraw, Barbara A. (talk, speech or lecture, invited, primary presenter)
      Society for Values in Higher Education
      (July 2007)
    • "Civil Discourse Across Sacred Boundaries.". McGraw, Barbara A. (talk, speech or lecture, invited, primary presenter)
      Special Topics Lecture for the "Difficult Dialogues Initiative" of the Ford Foundation at Trinity College, San Antonio, TX.
      (October 2006)
    • "Religious Reasons as Public Reasons.". McGraw, Barbara A. (talk, speech or lecture, invited, primary presenter)
      Howard Garfield Lecture Series. Stanford University
      responding to Kathleen Sullivan, professor and former Dean, Stanford Law School.
      (February 2006)
    • "The Supreme Court and Religion.". McGraw, Barbara A. (invited, panel or forum member)
      American Academy of Religion National Annual Conference.
      Special Session, Invited Panelist with Kenneth Greenawalt. Melissa Rogers, presiding.
      (November 2005)
    • "Rethinking Chaplaincy in a Pluralistic Context.". McGraw, Barbara A. (talk, speech or lecture, invited, primary presenter)
      annual conference of the American Correctional Chaplains Association Southeastern Conference, the theme for which is "Correctional Chaplains Building Bridges for a New Day." Raleigh, NC
      Presentation/Workshop
      (April 2005)
    • "America's Sacred Ground: The Founding Fathers' Religious Reasons for Separation of Church and State.". McGraw, Barbara A. (talk, speech or lecture, invited, primary presenter)
      San Fernando Valley Chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church and State,
      (February 15, 2005)
    • "Taking Religious Pluralism Seriously.". McGraw, Barbara A. (talk, speech or lecture, paper)
      American Academy of Religion National Annual Conference, San Antonio, Texas,
      "Taking Religious Pluralism Seriously." Panel organizer and presenter.
      (November 2004)
    • Authors Meet Critics—Religion On Trial.. McGraw, Barbara (talk, speech or lecture, paper)
      ociety for the Scientific Study of Religion National Annual Conference, Kansas City,
      Paper presentation as "critic" of a new work by Phillip Hammond, et al.
      (October 2004)
    • "Taking Religious Pluralism Seriously.". McGraw, Barbara (talk, speech or lecture, paper)
      American Political Science Association National Annual Conference, Chicago.
      Panel organizer and presenter.
      (September 2004)
    • "Religion and Politics.". McGraw, Barbara (talk, speech or lecture, panel or forum member)
      Commonwealth Club of California, San Jose,
      Panelist.
      (July 2004)
    • "Religion, Economics, and Business.". McGraw, Barbara (talk, speech or lecture, paper)
      American Academy of Religion/Western Region Annual Conference, Whittier
      Special session organizer and presenter.
      (March 2004)
    • "America's Sacred Ground and the Marketplace: The Religious and Moral Roots of Economic Freedom.". McGraw, Barbara (talk, speech or lecture, paper)
      American Academy of Religion National Annual
      Paper presentation
      (November 2003)
    • "New Religious Movements and the Problem of Legitimacy: How Seeking and Requiring Legal/Political Acceptance Undermines Religious Freedom in America.". McGraw, Barbara (talk, speech or lecture, paper)
      American Academy of Religion National Annual Conference, Denver
      Paper presentation,
      (November 2001)
    • "Interfaith Discourse, the United Nations, and the World Trade Organization: Mission or Minefield?". McGraw, Barbara (talk, speech or lecture, paper)
      American Academy of Religion National Annual Conference, Nashville
      Panel Organizer and Respondent
      (November 2000)
    • "Women and the Academy.". McGraw, Barbara (panel or forum member, panel or forum chair, moderator, or leader)
      Plenary event for the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion/Western Region
      Panel organizer, presenter, and moderator.
      (April 2000)
    • "Mystical Secularism: Reviving America's Sacred Ground.". McGraw, Barbara (talk, speech or lecture, paper)
      Society for the Scientific Study of Religion Annual Conference, Montreal,
      Paper presentation,
      (November 1998)
    • "Divine Desire in Completely Fulfilled Living: A Religious Reinterpretation of the Meaning of Eudaimonia in the Nicomachean Ethics.". McGraw, Barbara (talk, speech or lecture, paper)
      American Academy of Religion/Western Region Annual Conference, Berkeley,
      Paper presentation,
      (March 1997)
    • "Schleiermacher: The Embodiment of the Spirit and the Unification of Dualities.". McGraw, Barbara (talk, speech or lecture, paper)
      American Academy of Religion National Annual Conference, Philadelphia,
      (November 1995)

    Presentation

    • Moral Economy in Global Perspective II. McGraw, Barbara A.
      International Conference on Spiritual Paradigm for Surmounting Global Management Crisis. School of Management Sciences Varanasi
      India.
      (February 2012)

    Speech

    • America’s Sacred Ground and the Marketplace. McGraw, Barbara A. (talk, speech or lecture)
      Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley
      (January 2010)

    Publications:

    • McGraw, Barbara A., Ed. Religion and Politics in the United States, Companion Series Volume (Forthcoming). U.K.: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012.
    • McGraw, Barbara A. and Ellwood, Robert S. Many Peoples, Many Faiths: Women and Men in the World Religions (9th edition). Upper Saddle River: Prentice-Hall, 2009.
    • McGraw, Barbara A. "Church and State in Context." Church-State Issues in America Today. Eds. Duncan, Ann W. and Jones, Steven L. Jones Praeger Perspectives series, Greenwood Publishing Group, Inc., 2008. 1-40
    • McGraw, Barbara and Formicola, Jo Renee, Eds. Taking Religious Pluralism Seriously: Spiritual Politics on America's Sacred Ground. Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2005.
    • McGraw, Barbara A. Rediscovering America's Sacred Ground: Public Religion and Pursuit of the Good in a Pluralistic America.. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2003.
    • McGraw, Barbara A. Deep Pluralism: Beyond Narratives of Blame and Salvation. (Forthcoming): Baylor University Press
    • McGraw, Barbara A. America's Sacred Ground and the Marketplace: Rethinking the Meaning of Freedom in a Capitalist Economic Culture. (Forthcoming): University of Virginia Press
    • McGraw, Barbara A. RLUIPA and Equal Protection: A Public Policy Recommendation for Equitable Prison Religious Accommodation. (Forthcoming): (Pending)
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    1928 Saint Mary's Road
    Moraga, CA 94575
    (925) 631-4000
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