Ludger Viefhues-Bailey

Ludger Viefhues-Bailey


Reilly Hall 342
Le Moyne College
1419 Salt Springs Road
Syracuse, NY 13214


(315) 445-5427


Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, Gender, and Culture
Assistant Provost for Diversity
Director of the Gender & Women's Studies Program 

Ärztliche Vorprüfung, University of Düsseldorf; B.A., Hochschule für Philosophie (München); M.Div., Philosophisch Theologische Hochschule St. Georgen (Frankfurt/Main); M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University.

Ludger Viefhues-Bailey's work integrates philosophical modes of analysis with those pertaining to gender and cultural studies. He is the author of Between a Man and a Woman? Why Conservatives Oppose Same-Sex Marriage (Columbia UP, 2010) and Beyond the Philosopher’s Fear. A Cavellian Reading of Gender, Origin, and Religion in Modern Skepticism (Ashgate 2007). Currently he is working on a book entitled No Separation. How Religion Makes the Secular Nation State.  Ludger is the Director of the Gender and Women's Studies Program at Le Moyne.  He serves as co-chair (with Joseph Prabhu) of the philosophy of religion section of the American Academy of Religion. Before coming to Le Moyne he was associate professor for Methods and Theory in the Study of Religion at Yale University, where he taught from 2002-10.

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