Stephen   C.  Leach

Associate Professor  

Office: ELABS 364
Phone: (956) 665-8797
Email: stephen.leach@utrgv.edu

Dr. Stephen C. Leach

Born in Austin, raised in Virginia, I attended St. John's College in Annapolis, MD and Santa Fe, NM where I received a BA in Liberal Arts. I received a Master's and PhD from the University of New Mexico, where I also taught. Prior to coming to UTPA, I taught for two years at Minnesota State University Mankato. I have been a tenured Associate Professor since 2010.





Selected Publications


  • Stephen Leach. “Philosophy, Art, and Film: The Body,” for The Institute for Transformational Learning. The Institute for Transformational Learning/TEx, University of Texas: August 2016.

  • Stephen Leach. "“Skepticism and Faith in Hamann and Kierkegaard” ," Topics in Historical Philosophy: Hamann and the Tradition, Lisa Marie Anderson, editor. Evanston, Illinois: Northwestern University Press, 2012. Evanston, Illinois: Northwestern University Press, 2012, October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 2012: 93-103.

  • Stephen Leach and Andrew Burgess. "“Five Versions in Search of an Author: Writing and Revision in Kierkegaard’s “The Book on Adler”," International Kierkegaard Commentary, Volume 24. Mercer University Press, 2008: International Kierkegaard Commentary, 2008: 143- 166.

  • Stephen Leach. "“The Extraordinary and Christianity”," Acta Kierkegaardiana, Vol.3: Kierkegaard and Christianity. Mexico City/Barcelona/Sala: Sociedad Iberoamericano de Estudios Kierkegaardianos, University of Barcelona, and Kierkegaard Society in Slovakia, 2008, 2008: 229- 240.

  • Stephen Leach. "“Socrates in Hamann and Kierkegaard”," ”. Acta Kierkegaardiana, Vol. 2: Kierkegaard and Great Philosophers. Mexico City/Barcelona/Sala: Sociedad Iberoamericano de Estudios Kierkegaardianos, University of Barcelona, and Kierkegaard Society in Slovakia, 2007 , 2007: 36- 67.



Selected Grants and Fellowships


  • Stephen Leach. JSI Japan Fellowship, Japan Studies Institute/AASCU, (July 5, 2015 - July 21, 2015)



Selected Presentations


  • Stephen Leach, Yoshiko Higurashi, Andrew Vassar, and Cetin Oguz. "Japan Studies Institute in the U.S. and in Japan," 2017 SWAAS/WCAAS Conference, MR, SMU, Dallas, Texas (November 2017)

  • Stephen Leach. "Learning from the Pine and the Bamboo: Bashō as a Resource in Teaching Japanese Philosophy," The 1st Southwest Texas Asian Symposium, UTRGV Asian Studies, Edinburg, Texas (November 2017)

  • Mary Alessandri, Stephen Leach, Thomas Pearson, Alexander Stehn, "“Roundtable Discussion on God” ," Philosophy Club, (March 2017)

  • Stephen Leach. "Kierkegaard in the Anthropocene: What We Still Can Learn from the Lilies of the Field and the Birds of the Air," Sixth International Conference on Religion & Spirituality in Society, Religion in Society, Washington, DC (March 2016)

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PHIL 1306 02 - Intro to Asian Phil:
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RELS 3355 01 - Buddhism:
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PHIL 3355 01S - Buddhism:
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