Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science
I received my BA in Philosophy and English from Seattle Pacific University in 1998, and my PhD in Philosophy from Villanova University in 2006. From 2007-2010 I taught in the Department of Philosophy and Religion at Rowan University, and I have been teaching at Haverford College since 2010. At Haverford, I have held appointments as Visiting Asistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy, the Writing Program, and the Program in Peace, Justice, and Human Rights. In 2011-2012 I served the Hurford Center for Arts and Humanities as Coordinator of Transdivisional Student/Faculty Initiatives. In 2013-14 I will hold a position as Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science, teaching courses in political theory, political philosophy, and critical social theory. In the fall I will teach Introduction to Political Theory and a research seminar in Political Theology; in the spring I will teach two 200-level courses, one on the Politics of Aesthetics and another on Money as Power.
My research interests include contemporary continental philosophy (Deleuze, Laruelle, Zizek, Meillassoux), critical social theory (political economy, numismatics, psychoanalytical theory), continental philosophy of religion (political theology, postsecularism, esotericism), and aesthetics (music, film, and the visual arts). I am the author of The Hermetic Deleuze: Philosophy and Spiritual Ordeal (Duke University Press, 2012), co-translator of François Laruelle's Non-Philosophical Mysticism for Today (Palgrave-Macmillan, forcoming), and co-editor of The Enigmatic Absolute: Speculation and Gnosis in Contemporary Philsophy of Religion (Ashgate, forcoming). I have also published in journals such as Angelaki, Political Theology, SubStance, and Journal for Cultural and Religious Theory on figures such as Deleuze, Laruelle, Meillassoux, Adorno, Zizek, Hitchcock, and Warhol. I am a co-editor of the Radical Theologies series at Palgrave Macmillan Press, and I blog at the intersection of religion, philosophy, and economic theory at www.absoluteeconomics.com. My current book project is On Divination: Religion of Contingency, Politlcs of Speculation (under review, Palgrave Macmillan).
My Top Link: The Hermetic Deleuze
Courses: Spring 2013, Haverford