Frederick Ruf is an Associate Professor in the Theology Dept.
at Georgetown. He has a Ph.D. from Harvard University, an M.A. from The University of Chicago, and a B.A. in religion from Williams College. He is the author of three books, The Creation of Chaos: William James and the Stylistic Ordering of a Disorderly World (1991), Entangled Voices: Genre and the Religious Construction of the Self (1997), and Bewildered Travel: The Sacred Quest for Confusion (2007), as well as numerous articles. He is currently at work on a biography of a schizophrenic friend. He has lectured widely in the US and abroad. His research interests are in religion and culture, William James, and postmodernism and religion. He is the past Co-Chair of the Pragmatism Group of the American Academy of Religions, and currently the Director of Undergraduate Studies in Georgetown's Department of Theology and Religious Studies.