Vincent Phillip Munoz

Concurrent Associate Professor of Law
Associate Professor Department of Political Science

Office: 217 O’Shaughnessy Hall
Phone: 574.631.0489
Fax: 574.631.4405

Vincent Phillip Muñoz is the Tocqueville Associate Professor of Religion & Public Life in the Department of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame.

Dr. Muñoz writes and teaches across the fields of constitutional law, American politics, and political philosophy. His recent research has focused on the theme of religious liberty and the American Constitution. His first book, God and the Founders: Madison, Washington, and Jefferson was by Cambridge University Press in 2009.

Dr. Muñoz is currently completing a second book, which is on the original meaning of the Constitution's Religion Clauses. Articles from that project have appeared in Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy and University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law. Dr. Muñoz has also published articles in American Political Science Review, The Review of Politics, The Wall Street Journal, and The Claremont Review of Books. His media appearances include commentary on Voice of America Radio, Fox News Channel, and Turkish Public Television. He has testified before the United States Senate Judiciary Committee on the matter of "Hostility to Religious Expression in the Public Square."


Journal Articles

The Original Meaning of the Free Exercise Clause: The Evidence From the First Congress,
Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy 31, no. 3, pp. 1083-1120, Spring 2008

The Original Meaning of the Establishment Clause and the Impossibility of its Incorporation
University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law 8, no. 4, pp. 585-639, August 2006

Thou Shall Not Post the Ten Commandments? McCreary, Van Orden, and the Future of Religious Display Jurisprudence
Texas Review of Law And Politics 10, no. 2, pp. 357-400, Spring 2006

James Madison's Principle of Religious Liberty
American Political Science Review 97, no. 1, pp. 17-32, February 2003

George Washington and Religious Liberty
The Review of Politics 65, no. 1, pp. 11-33, Winter 2003

Religious Liberty and The American Founding
The Intercollegiate Review 38, no. 2, pp. 33-43, Spring/Summer 2003

Areas of Expertise

  • American Constitutional Law
  • Church & State