Nell G. Champoux

Nell G. Champoux

Professor of Practice

Reilly Hall 202
Le Moyne College
1419 Salt Springs Road
Syracuse, NY 13214


(315) 445-4383


Ph.D., Syracuse University
Professor of Practice (2017)

Nell Champoux holds an M.A. in Western Esotericism and Mysticism from the University of Amsterdam and a Ph.D. from Syracuse University. She most commonly teaches a senior seminar on Religion, Sex, and Gender that traces an historical trajectory from antiquity to various nineteenth-century religious movements in upstate New York like the Shakers and Spiritualists. Nell is currently working on a dissertation titled Visionary Architecture: Monastic Magic and Cognition in John of Morigny’s Liber florum, which treats the work of fourteenth-century Benedictine monk John of Morigny and his struggle to keep his text from being classified as illicit magic by church authorities. A chapter from this dissertation has been published in the journal Medieval Mystical Theologyunder the title “Blithe Heterodoxy: Reading John of Morigny’s Fourteenth-Century Magic through Michel Foucault and Hélène Cixous.” Nell’s research and teaching combine approaches from the history of religions with an attention to post-modern theory.

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