John Corvino

Chair Philosophy
Phone: 313-577-2475

Areas of expertise



John Corvino is an expert in philosophy, specifically ethics, and much of his research aims to build bridges on controversial "culture war" issues regarding sexuality and marriage. He is the author or co-author of three books from Oxford University Press: Debating Religious Liberty and Discrimination (with counterpoint by Ryan T. Anderson and Sherif Girgis); What’s Wrong with Homosexuality?, and Debating Same-Sex Marriage (with counterpoint by Maggie Gallagher). His writing has appeared at The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Detroit Free Press, The Advocate, the Huffington Post, The New Republic, and Commonweal, as well as in numerous academic anthologies and journals. He has also appeared on CNN, ABC, FOX, MSNBC, CSPAN, and other TV and radio networks. An award-winning teacher, Corvino has spoken at over 250 campuses on issues of sexuality, ethics, and marriage, and his online videos have garnered more than 2 million views.

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