Mary-Jane Rubenstein is Professor of Religion at Wesleyan University; core faculty in the Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program; and affiliated faculty in the Science and Society Program. She holds a B.A. in Religion and English from Williams College, an M.Phil. in Philosophical Theology from Cambridge University, and a Ph.D. in Philosophy of Religion from Columbia University, where she also received a Certificate in Comparative Literature and Society. Her research interests include continental philosophy, theology, gender and sexuality studies, and the history and philosophy of cosmology. She is the author of Strange Wonder: The Closure of Metaphysics and the Opening of Awe and Worlds without End: The Many Lives of the Multiverse.
Publications and Lectures (WesScholar)
Upcoming and Current Appearances
“The Womb-Abyss in Hegel’s Spinoza: On An Yountae’s Decolonial Abyss,” Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, San Antonio, TX, 20 November, 2016.
“Between the World and…: On Hope and Marginality,” Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, San Antonio, TX, 22 November, 2016.
Video interview with cosmologist Marcelo Gleiser on “The Multiverse: a Religious and Historical Perspective,” October 14, 2016.
Video of “Multiverse Cosmologies and the Entanglement of Religion and Science,” Oxford University, July 2016.
Video of “Asceticosmologies: Modern Science as Religious Practice,” Wes Thinks Big, 2012
Video of “One Way Up through the Way Back into the Out of Ontotheology (Introduction to Martin Heidegger),” In Theory Lecture Series, October 5, 2011.
Video of “Cosmic Singularities: On the Nothing and the Sovereign” (Center for the Humanities Lecture, 2010)
Video of “Christianity and the Global Politics of Sexuality” (Barnard College, October 2010)
Interview with Kurt Anderson for Studio 360
“Science and the Arts,” Artsnight, BBC2, July 24 11 p.m. BST (6 p.m. EST)
Interview on Worlds Without End for New Books in Religion
Interview with Andrew Aghapour, Religion Dispatches
Interview with Andrés Lomeña Cantos, Heterocosmicas blog (forthcoming in Teknocultura).
Interview with Wesleyan Argus, December 3, 2010.
“God vs. The Multiverse,” New Scientist
Book event on Worlds Without End at Syndicate
Book event on Worlds Without End for An und für sich.
Book event on Catherine Keller’s Cloud of the Impossible.
Cosmology and the Environment post on The Immanent Frame.
How to Avoid the G-Word for Harvard University’s “Science, Religion, and Culture” blog
Senior Voices Baccalaureate Address from Wesleyan’s Commencement, 2011.
Secularism post on The Immanent Frame
Anglicanism post on The Immanent Frame
RELI 220/COL 220 – Modern Christian Thought
RELI 290/FGSS 290 – Pantheologies: Animal, Vegetable, Mineral, World
RELI 292/PHIL 292 – Reason and Revelation: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion
RELI 302 – Parable and Paradox: Kierkegaard’s Pseudonymous Works
RELI 304 – God after the Death of God: Postmodern Echoes of Pre-Modern Thought
RELI 377/SISP 377 – Worlding the World: Creation Myths from Ancient Greece to the Multiverse
RELI 397/FGSS 397/AMST 397 – Christianity and Sexuality