Adam Kotsko teaches in the Shimer Great Books School at North Central College, where he teaches widely in the humanities and social sciences. He grew up in Davison, Michigan, and completed his undergraduate degree at Olivet Nazarene University (2002), where he majored in English. He completed his Master of Arts in Religion (2005) and PhD in Theology, Ethics, and Culture (2009) at the Chicago Theological Seminary. Prior to joining the faculty of North Central College, he also taught at Kalamazoo College and Shimer College.
Adam’s research focuses on political theology, continental philosophy, and the history of Christian thought. His most recent book is a study of the figure of the devil from the perspective of political theology. Entitled The Prince of This World, it was published with Stanford University Press in 2016. He is currently finishing a follow-up volume connecting the themes of political theology and demonology to the contemporary neoliberal political-economic order. A good overview of his work can be found in this recent interview.
Alongside his scholarly research, Adam works as a translator, blogger, and cultural critic. He lives in Chicago.