Curriculum Vitae

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EDUCATION

PhD, 2019 (Review scheduled for Fall 2018; filing in Spring 2019)

University of Chicago

Philosophy of Religions

Qualifying Examinations Passed: Winter 2014

Dissertation Committee: Ryan Coyne, Françoise Meltzer, Jean-Luc Marion

Dissertation: “Hegel’s Sacrificial Imagination”

 

MA, 2011

University of Chicago

Divinity

Focus: Philosophy of Religion

 

BA, 2008

Centre College

Double Major in Philosophy and Religion

 

 APPOINTMENTS AND AWARDS

 

University of Louisville

2018

Instructor

Department of Comparative Humanities

 

University of California Santa Barbara

 2017-2018

International Center for the Humanities and Social Change

Dissertation Fellow

 

University of Chicago

 2016-2017

Martin Marty Center for the Advanced Study of Religion

Junior Fellow

2015-2016

Workshop for the Philosophy of Religions

Communications Coordinator

2014-2016

Workshop for the Philosophy of Religions

Digital Content Editor

2013

Teaching Assistant to Kevin Hector

 

Centre College

 2015

Visiting Instructor of Philosophy

2006-2007

Research Assistant to W. David Hall.

 

Udo Keller Stiftung Forum Humanum

 2014

Grant recipient

 

University of Toronto

2016

Peer Reviewer, Symposia

 

 SELECTED PRESENTATIONS AND PUBLICATIONS

2018

Panel Organizer: “Mystical Materialisms: Mysticism and Concrete and Critical Praxis.” Co-sponsored by the Mysticism Unit and the Theology and Continental Philosophy Unit, American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, Denver Colorado (forthcoming, Nov 18)

“Kenotic Misapprehension: Self-Emptying and Religious Imagination in Post-Hegelian Materialisms,” Mystical Materialisms: Mysticism and Concrete and Critical Praxis. Co-sponsored by the Mysticism Unit and the Theology and Continental Philosophy Unit, American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, Denver Colorado (forthcoming, Nov 18)

“The Limits of Conviction: Hegel and Weber on the Possibilities of Modern Community.” Humanities and Social Change, Fact and Value in Public Life: Plural Cultures, Media, and the Academy Today, Summer Institute.  Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italy.  (June, 26)

“Re-Thinking the Hegelian Legacy: Infinity, Death, and Religion in the 1800 System,” Situating Philosophy of Religion, Annual Graduate Student Symposium, Department for the Study of Religion, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario. (April 22)

“Hegel and Bataille on Sacrifice and Spirit.” The Hegel Bulletin, Special Issue 2018: Hegel and 20th Century French Philosophy.  Cambridge University Press.  (Accepted for Publication, April).

Book review: Hegel’s Social Ethics: Religion, Conflict, and Rituals of Reconciliation, by Molly B. Farneth.  Reading Religion: A Publication of the American Academy of Religion. (Jan).

2017

“Selfhood and Sacrifice in Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit” in Self or No-self: The Debate About Selflessness and The Sense of Self. Claremont Studies in the Philosophy of Religion, (Tübingen: Mohr-Siebeck) 2017.

“Reason, Revolution, and Religion: Hegel and the Crises of Modernity.”  Martin Marty Center for the Advanced Study of Religion, Public Panel, University of Chicago, May 18.

“Hegel and Hölderlin on Post-Kantian idealism: Sacrificial Love and the Limits of Verstand,” Martin Marty Center for the Advanced Study of Religion, Fellowship Seminar, March 29.

 

2016

“The Idea of Sacrifice in Hegel’s Early Reflections on Enlightenment and Religion” Oberseminar, dir. by Jean-Luc Marion, University of Chicago, February 14.

Book review: The Highway of Despair: Critical Theory After Hegel, by Robyn Marasco.  Radical Philosophy Review, vol 19, no. 2: 513-516.

Book review: Tragedy in Hegel’s Early Theological Writings, by Peter Wake.  The Journal of Religion, vol. 96, issue 3: 432-433.

2015

“Selfhood and Sacrifice in Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit,” Claremont Graduate University, 36th Annual Conference on the Philosophy of Religion, Udo Keller Stiftung Forum Humanum Graduate Student Seminar.

 

2013

“Onto-theo-dicy: Historicism, Realism, and Sacrifice in the Works of Hegel, University of Chicago, Workshop on the Philosophy of Religions, October 30.

“The Colophon of Doubt is Part of the Text: Dialectics of Consciousness in Lacanian Psychoanalysis and European Idealism,” University of Chicago, Philosophy of Religions Club, Feb 13.

 

LANGUAGES STUDIED

French, German