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, Spirituality
Eric Bugyis teaches Theology, Intellectual History, and the Great Books Seminars. He also enjoys offering directed readings on a single author or text (e.g., Immanuel Kant's Critique of Pure Reason, Friedrich Nietzsche, and James Baldwin's Collected Essays). His scholarship is located at the intersection of Christian thought and radical politics with particular interests in Søren Kierkegaard, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Karl Marx, Dorothy Day, Howard Thurman, and Herbert McCabe. 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 Commonweal, Critical 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).