Eric Bugyis

Director of Undergraduate Studies
Assistant Teaching Professor, Program of Liberal Studies


Ph.D. (Religious Studies), Yale University

M. A. R. (Religion) summa cum laude, Yale Divinity School

B.A. (Religion) summa cum laude; B.S. (Biochemistry) summa cum laude, Case Western Reserve University

Research and Teaching Interests

Philosophy of Religion, Radical Politics, Christian Thought and Practice, Modern Intellectual and Cultural History, Postcolonial Theory, Revolutionary Social Movements


Eric Bugyis is a scholar of religions working at the intersection of religious thought and radical politics. He is currently working on a research project tentatively titled, “Looking for Love in America,” which engages Dorothy Day (1897-1980) and Howard Thurman (1899-1981) on the possibility of following the teachings of Jesus in America in the 20th century and the lessons that their attempts to practice love in a country that seems hostile to it can teach us today. His previous work has taken up questions related to Marxist-Christian dialogue, post-colonial theory in India and America, and the philosophies of religion of Jürgen Habermas and Immanuel Kant. Bugyis has published essays and scholarly articles in CommonwealCritical Research on Religion, and Reviews in Religion and Theology. He is a co-editor of and contributor to Desire, Faith, and the Darkness of God: Essays in Honor of Denys Turner (University of Notre Dame Press, 2015).


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