Academic Appointments

  • Chair, Department of Philosophy & Religious Studies, Pace University (August 2017-present)

  • Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy & Religious Studies, Pace University (September 2015-present)

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy & Religious Studies, Pace University (September 2011-August 2015)

  • Lecturer, Department of Philosophy & Religious Studies, Pace University (September 2010-August 2011)

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy & Religious Studies, Pace University, (September 2008-August 2010)

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of English, Hunter College (Spring 2010)

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Religious Studies, Hunter College (Fall 2008)

Education

  • PhD in Religious Studies, University of Pennsylvania, May 2008

  • BA (Double Major: Philosophy and Religious Studies), summa cum laude, Honors College, Stony Brook University, May 2002

Publications

Books

  • Kant's Religion within the Boundaries of Mere Reason: A Reader's Guide. Bloomsbury, 2015.

  • Kantian Transpositions: Derrida and the Philosophy of Religion. Northwestern University Press, 2014.

Articles and Book Chapters

  • Book chapter on Jacques Derrida's philosophy of religion (title TBD) to be published in Understanding Derrida, Understanding Modernisms, ed. Jean-Michel Rabaté (in preparation, volume under contract with Bloomsbury)

  • "Perec, l'inutile." Le Cabinet d'amateur. Revue d'études perecquiennes. 1 July 2017. pdf.

  • "Quête sans objet: Perec and the Useless." In Beyond Given Knowledge: Investigation, Quest, and Exploration in Modernism and the Avant-Gardes (De Gruyter, European Avant-Garde and Modernism Series, forthcoming)

  • "La Nausée." The Literary Encyclopedia. 28 February 2017. pdf

  • "Deconstruction and Religion." Religion Compass 7/1 (2013): 25-35. pdf

  • "Derrida and the Problem of the Secularized Messianic." In On the Outlook: Figures of the Messianic. Ed. Thomas Crombez and Katrien Vloeberghs. Cambridge Scholars Press, 2007. pdf

Reviews

  • Raoul Moati, Derrida/Searle: Deconstruction and Ordinary Language. Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries, February 2015.

  • Michael Satlow, How the Bible Became HolyChoice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries, December 2014.

Courses Taught

Pace University

  • Religious Studies 106 Religions of the Globe

  • Religious Studies 201 Great Ideas in Western Religious Thought

  • Religious Studies 231 Hebrew Scriptures

  • Religious Studies 232 Christian Scriptures 

  • Religious Studies 26 Islam

  • Philosophy 110 Introduction to Philosophy: Philosophical Problems

  • Philosophy 115: Normative Ethics

  • Philosophy 116: Modern Philosophy

  • Philosophy 217: Existentialism

  • Philosophy 224: Medieval Philosophy

  • Philosophy 357: Philosophy of Religion

Hunter College

  • English 303: Western Literary Backgrounds

  • Religious Studies 111: Approaches to Religion

University of Pennsylvania

  • Religious Studies 006: Religious Violence and Cults

Selected Presentations

  • "Perec, L'inutile," Cinquième Congrès bi-annuel, Réseau européen de recherche sur l'avant-garde et le modernisme, Université Rennes 2, France, June 2016

  • "Hospitality and the Legacy of Deconstruction," Hospitality Now (!), Institute d'Etudes Politiques de Paris, July 2014

  • "Neither Sheep nor Goat: Kant, the Unjust Steward, and the Problem of Heavenly Reward," UK Kant Society Annual Conference, Heythrop College, University of London, August 2013

  • "Religion and Economic Justice: A Question for David Graeber," Left Forum Annual Conference, New York City, March 2012

  • “Unconditionality and the Moral Law: Derrida and Kant,” invited lecture to the faculty of the Philosophy Department, Metropolitan State College of Denver, November 2011

  • “Rethinking Moral Religion: Ricoeur on Kant’s Philosophical Hermeneutics of Religion,” Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, October 2006

  • “Toward a New ‘Reflecting Faith’: Derrida’s Religious Legacy,” Following Derrida: Legacies, A Conference Organized by Mosaic: A Journal for the Interdisciplinary Study of Literature, University of Manitoba, October 2006

  • “Derrida and the Problem of the Secularized Messianic,” On the Outlook: Figures of the Messianic, Institute for Jewish Studies, University of Antwerp, May 2006