Research Interests: Modern religious thought, especially the intellectual history of Christianity; Continental philosophy of religion; feminist thought; environmental thought; secularism & the postsecular; death and the afterlife.
My research is concerned with the intellectual history of Christianity, and the secular afterlives of theological concepts. I am interested in both the erasures, endurances, and reinventions of the theological within secular frames of thought. And I am especially interested in how these traces of the theological have influenced the way we think about the natural world, other creatures, our mortal bodies, and the eventual destinies of all these things. My current book project, Creature Feeling: Religion and the Nonhuman looks at the theological figure of creaturely life - a form of life that describes all mortals, including humans - through the lens of affect. Troubling the ways in which creatureliness has historically been complicit with forms of dehumanization, I ask whether it's possible to mobilize a form of creature feeling that refuses dehumanization yet still highlights the complex resonances between human and nonhuman forms of life.