February speaking events

On February 15, I will be speaking at Marquette University on the urgent topic of nihilistic cartoon shows; details here. UPDATE 2/28: Streaming video is now available.

The next week, I will be hosting Florian Klug, Assistant Professor of Dogmatic Theology at the University of W├╝rzburg, Germany, for two events. The first will take place at North Central College in the Koten Chapel on Wednesday, February 21 (4pm reception, 5pm talk), where Dr. Klug will give a lecture on “The Iconic Being of the Bible,” with a response from NCC’s own biblical scholar, Shelley Birdsong. The second will take place on Thursday, February 22, at 6pm at Loyola University Chicago, where Colby Dickinson (Loyola), Stephanie Frank (Columbia College), and I will join Dr. Klug for a roundtable discussion of the future of political theology.

Come, rejoice with me!

For I have submitted the final manuscript of Neoliberalism’s Demons! It is scheduled for a Fall 2018 release. In the meantime, a brief description of the work is available toward the end of my research statement, and a preview of the argument can be found in my article of the same title in Theory and Event (Project MUSE link).

Lecture: “Plato as Cultural Critic”

This afternoon, I gave a lecture at the Shimer Great Books School of North Central College entitled “Plato as Cultural Critic,” in which I shared my experiences and reflections on a faculty seminar I participated in this summer at the Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington, D.C. The lecture transcript is available here.


Welcome to my new professional page! Information about my writing, teaching, and other professional activities can be found via the links in the sidebar. I will be using the blog feature to provide updates on publications and speaking engagements.

For an overview of my recent work, I recommend this interview conducted by Patrick Blanchfield for The Revealer.