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  • Ludger Viefhues-Bailey

    Ludger Viefhues-Bailey

    Department Chair

    Reilly Hall 319
    Le Moyne College
    1419 Salt Springs Road
    Syracuse, NY 13214


    (315) 445-5427


    Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, Gender, and Culture

    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 University Press, 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 to 2010.

    Recent publications
    • “Looking forward to a New Heaven and a New Earth where American Greatness Dwells. Trumpism’s Political Theology.” Political Theology 18, no. 3 (2017): 194-200.
    • “‘Religion’ in Anglo-American Philosophy of Religion.” In Theory/Religion/Critique. Edited by Richard King. Columbia UP, 2017.

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