Mary-Jane Rubenstein

Tenure: September 10, 2016 – November 7, 2016

Tenure: Sept 10, 2016 – Nov 7, 2016

Professor and Chair of Religion Department, Wesleyan University

Mary-Jane Rubenstein is a Professor of Religion at Wesleyan University, where she is also core faculty of Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and affiliated faculty of the Science in Society Program. Her current research and teaching interests lie primarily in the intersecting histories of philosophy, religion, and science. She is the author of Strange Wonder: The Closure of Metaphysics and the Opening of Awe (Columbia, 2009) and Worlds Without End: The Many Lives of the Multiverse (Columbia, 2014), and is currently working on the history and philosophy of pantheism. 

Evan Thompson

Tenure: April 2017

Evan Thompson is Professor of Philosophy at the University of British Columbia and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. His research and teaching focus on cognitive science, the philosophy of mind, and cross-cultural philosophy, especially Asian philosophy in dialogue with Western philosophy and science. He is the author of Waking, Dreaming, Being: Self and Consciousness in Neuroscience, Meditation, and Philosophy (Columbia University Press, 2015), Mind in Life: Biology, Phenomenology, and the Sciences of Mind (Harvard University Press, 2007), Colour Vision: A Study in Cognitive Science and the Philosophy of Perception (Routledge Press, 1995), and co-author of The Embodied Mind: Cognitive Science and Human Experience (MIT Press, 1991/new expanded edition, 2016).