Bialek’s research and teaching focus on contemporary religious ethics and political theory with an emphasis on feminist thought, Christian theology, and modern forms of power critique. Her first book project, Vulnerability and Power: The Promise of Relational Ethics, discusses vulnerability in contemporary ethics and politics. She will teach two undergraduate courses for the Center this fall, “Vulnerability and Violence” and “Gender and Power in Religious Thought.”

Bialek earned a Ph.D. in Religious Studies from Brown University in 2016. She earned a bachelor’s degree in religion summa cum laude from Princeton University. Competitive fellowships from the American Association of University Women, the Cogut Center for the Humanities at Brown, and the Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women at Brown have offered support for her research.