Vincent Phillip Muñoz is a Senior Fellow of the Claremont Institute and the Tocqueville Associate Professor of Religion & Public Life in the Department of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame. He is the founding director of Notre Dame’s undergraduate minor in Constitutional Studies and directs Notre Dame’s Tocqueville Program for Inquiry into Religion and Public Life.
Muñoz writes and teaches across the fields of constitutional law, American politics, and political philosophy with a focus on religious liberty and the American Founding. His first book, God and the Founders: Madison, Washington, and Jefferson (Cambridge University Press, 2009) won the Hubert Morken Award from the American Political Science Association for the best publication on religion and politics in 2009 and 2010. His First Amendment church-state case reader, Religious Liberty and the American Supreme Court: The Essential Cases and Documents (Rowman & Littlefield) was first published in 2013 (revised edition, 2015) and is being used at Notre Dame and other leading universities.
Dr. Muñoz holds a B.A. in economics and government from Claremont McKenna College, a M.A. in political science from Boston College, and a Ph.D. in political science from Claremont Graduate School.