Recent & Forthcoming Projects

Works in Progress:

“Infinite Light, Blind Power: Fichtean ‘Mysticism’ Between Kant and Marx.”  Presentation to the University of Chicago Workshop for the Philosophy of Religions (March 29, 2022).

“Divine Self-Hatred: Georges Bataille and the Materialist Reception of Medieval Mysticism.” Panel presentation at the International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University (May 2022).

“Racism, Representation, and the Logic of Hegelian Christianity” Article for Hegel Bulletin Special Issue: Racism and Colonialism in Hegel’s Philosophy (Accepted invitation to submit; Summer 2022)

Book proposal on the relationship between Hegel’s speculative philosophy of religion, racism, and support for colonialism.

Proposal for edited volume of constructive engagement of various mystical traditions with historical materialism.

“The Gift that Keeps on Giving: A Comparative Study of Eucharistic Presence in GWF Hegel and Jean-Luc Marion” Article, publication TBD.

Forthcoming:

Mysticism and Materialism in the Wake of German Idealism. Co-authored with Sean Hannan. Routledge Press, Series: Contemporary Theological Explorations of Mysticism (March 31, 2022).

Recent:

“Great Expectations: Navigating the Gamut of Student Views on ‘Religion.” Craft of Teaching in the Academic Study of Religion (University of Chicago) March 2020.

“Lost in Translation?: Reflections on the Move From Graduate Student to Junior Faculty Member.” Craft of Teaching in the Academic Study of Religion (University of Chicago) November 2019.

“Transcendental Frustration: A Critical Re-Evaluation of the Hegelian Legacy for Philosophy of Religion” (Denver: Whitestone) October 2019.

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

Book Review – Felix Duque, Remnants of Hegel: Remains of Ontology, Religion, and Community (2018), in Reading Religion: A Publication of the American Academy of Religion. Sept 2019.

Book Review- Molly Farneth, Hegel’s Social Ethics: Religion, Conflict, and Rituals of Reconciliation (2017), in Reading Religion: A Publication of the American Academy of Religion.  Jan 2018.

“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, Conference 2015; Religion in Philosophy and Theology Series.  (Tübingen: Mohr-Siebeck) 2017.

Book Review – Robyn Marasco, The Highway of Despair: Critical Theory After Hegel (2016), in Radical Philosophy Review vol 19 issue 2, 2016.

Book Review – Peter Wake, Tragedy in Hegel’s Early Theological Writings (2014), in The Journal of Religion 96 (no. 30, July 2016): 432-433.