W. Ezekiel Goggin (MA ’11; PhD ’19) is available for appointment. He received his PhD in 2019 from the University of Chicago for a dissertation on Hegel. His work is situated at the crossroads of post-Kantian idealism and romanticism, critical theory, and medieval mysticism. Thematically, his research focuses on negativity, temporality, imagination, freedom. He is concerned to understand how these transcendental and speculative themes shape the philosophical perspectives on religion, community, race, and the arts. He is also interested in psychoanalysis, phenomenology, and 20th century French thought. Along with Sean Hannan (MacEwan University) he is the co-author of a forthcoming volume for Routledge Press entitled Mysticism and Materialism in the Wake of German Idealism. Alongside several other projects, he is currently preparing a book proposal on the relationship between Hegel’s racism and the speculative philosophy of religion.
Goggin served as Visiting Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Skidmore College in 2019-2020. He was a Research Associate at that same institution during the 2020-2021 Academic Year. He has also taught courses at University of Louisville and Centre College. He was a Dissertation Fellow (2017-2018) during the inaugural year of the Humanities and Social Change International Foundation’s center at the University of California Santa Barbara. He is a former Junior Fellow (2016-2017) at the Martin Marty Center for the Public Understanding of Religion.
He currently resides in Kentucky with his wife, their two dogs, and a geriatric cat.