Mercedes Cary is an M.A. student at the Graduate Theological Union, concentrating on Ethics & Social Theory, with a certificate in Women’s Studies in Religion. Mercedes received her B.A. from UC Santa Barbara in Classical Archaeology and went on to study Hinduism before enrolling at the GTU.
She currently studies gender theory and religion in civil society, both at the GTU and UC Berkeley. Her thesis-in-progress explores gendered and generational differences among Hindu immigrants in the Bay Area. Other areas of interest include: feminist theory, intersectionality, the sociology of culture and religion, and the rise of social media.