I am a doctoral candidate in theology at the University of Chicago. My main areas of research are modern religious thought and Christian doctrinal history. I’m also interested in philosophy, history, and law as they relate to my primary areas of research.
I teach in the Humanities Division in the College, where I see my work primarily as introducing students to critical engagement with textual traditions. I believe that this sort of engagement is important because it provides a foundation and framework for political, social, and religious dialogue. Criticism within dialogue, at its best, reserves time for a putting aside of differences without thereby dismissing them. Further, it provides a space for negotiation and appreciation of difference toward the end of the flourishing of human communities. One of the beautiful things about the humanities is that such lofty goals are found embedded in mundane tasks like reading, questioning, writing, and conversation.
I am currently working on a dissertation about Ernst Troeltsch.