Mary-Jane Rubenstein is Professor and Chair of Religion at Wesleyan University and core faculty in the Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies 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.
Department of Religion
Middletown, CT 06459
Publications and Lectures (WesScholar)
Upcoming and Current Appearances
“A Whirlwind Tour of the Multiverse,” Talk of the Towns, Indian Springs Golf Course, Middlefield, CT, November 6, 2015.
Panelist, “Continental Philosophy of Religion and Religious Studies,” Annual Meeting of AAR, Atlanta, GA, November 22, 2015: A22-308.
Respondent, “Critical Perspectives on the Cognitive Science of Religion,” Annual Meeting of AAR, Atlanta, GA, November 23, 2015: AA23-321.
Book panel on Worlds Without End for Syndicate, forthcoming November 2015.
Videos, Interviews, Online essays
Response to Book event on Worlds Without End for An und für sich.
“Science and the Arts,” Artsnight, BBC2, July 24 11 p.m. BST (6 p.m. EST)
Worlds Without End interview for New Books in Religion
How to Avoid the G-Word for Harvard University’s “Science, Religion, and Culture” blog
Interview with Andrew Aghapour, Religion Dispatches
Interview with Andrés Lomeña Cantos, Heterocosmicas blog (forthcoming in Teknocultura).
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.
Senior Voices Baccalaureate Address from Wesleyan’s Commencement, 2011.
Interview with Wesleyan Argus, December 3, 2010.
Video Podcast of “Cosmic Singularities: On the Nothing and the Sovereign” (Center for the Humanities Lecture, 2010)
Video Podcast of “Christianity and the Global Politics of Sexuality” (Barnard College, October 2010)
Secularism post on The Immanent Frame
Anglicanism post on The Immanent Frame
Interview with WESU.FM (Aired on 4/18/08)
RELI 220/COL 220 – Modern Christian Thought
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