Karmen MacKendrick

Department of Philosophy

Le Moyne College

1419 Salt Springs Road

Syracuse,  NY  13214


Karmen MacKendrick is a Professor in the philosophy department at Le Moyne College, where she teaches college core courses, courses in the history of philosophy, and interdisciplinary courses for programs in Honors and in Gender and Women’s Studies.

Her multidisciplinary research interests center on questions of language, corporeality, and temporality, primarily in relation to theology and religious studies. They also touch upon the arts (particularly dance), cultural studies (particularly the arts of the body), and literature.

She is the author of several books, and, with Virginia Burrus and Mark Jordan, co-author of Seducing Augustine, from Fordham University Press.  Her most recent book, Divine Enticement: Theological Seductions, came out with Fordham in 2012.She is currently working on a book project considering humility, obedience and paradoxes of the will, and hopes to follow this with a book on exile and abandonment.

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