Gender Studies Program
325 O'Shaughnessy Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556 USA
Phone (574) 631-4266
Fax (574) 631-2107
Director of Graduate Studies
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Michael Rea is Rev. John A. O’Brien Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Center for Philosophy of Religion. He has taught at the University of Notre Dame since 2001. His research focuses primarily on topics in metaphysics, philosophy of religion, and analytic theology. He has has written or edited more than ten books and forty articles, and has given numerous lectures in the United States, United Kingdom, European Union, Russia, China, and Iran, including the 2017 Gifford Lectures at the University of St. Andrews.
Lindsey Breitwieser recently earned her PhD in Gender Studies from Indiana University-Bloomington. She is Gender Studies' first postdoctoral fellow. Her areas of specialization include postcolonial feminist science and technology studies; disability studies; history and philosophy of medicine; medical jurisprudence; new materialisms and posthumanisms; and reproductive politics. Lindsey's dissertation, funded by a Woodrow Wilson Foundation Dissertation Fellowship, focused on the legalities and bioethics of postmortem pregnancies. In addition to continuing that research during her time at Notre Dame, Lindsey teaches classes for the Gender Studies Program, and assists the Reilly Center with its new Medicine and the Liberal Arts program.