conference presentations

“On Gentleness, Carnivory, and the Violence of God,” at the Theology and Religious Reflection Unit of the American Academy of Religion, San Diego. November 23–26, 2019.

“The Recursive Violence of Human Dignity: Rethinking Creaturely Dignity as Vulnerability and Struggle,” at Catholic Theological Society of America, Pittsburgh. June 6–9, 2019.

“From Inviolability to Vulnerability: Animality and the Theological Ecology of Human Dignity,” Kripke Symposium on Religion and Justice, Creighton University, Omaha. February 14-15, 2019.

“Inhuman Indignities: Gregory of Nyssa on Animality and Enslavement,” at North American Patristics Society, Chicago. May 24-27, 2018.

“Enough Man!: Sylvia Wynter and the Subjects of Theological Education,” at Women at the Well: Religion, Resilience, and Grace, Carroll College. March 16-17, 2018.

“A Political Ecology of Kinship: Theological Anthropology Centered in Human Animality,” at Catholic Theological Society of America, Albuquerque. June 8-11, 2017

“Anthropomorphism and Eduardo Kohn’s Transpecies Pidgins,” at the Animals and Religion Group of the American Academy of Religion, San Antonio. November 19-22, 2016.

“Political Ecology in Basil of Caesarea’s Homilies on the Hexaemeron,” at North American Patristics Society, Chicago. May 26-28, 2016.

“Rethinking the End of the Animal: On the Eschatological Politics of Human Exceptionalism,” at The Human Difference?, Oxford, UK. July 22-25, 2015.

“Democracy without Humanity: Toward a Political Theology of Creaturely Life,” at Political Theology: The Liberation of the Post-secular?, Liverpool, UK. July 10-12, 2015.

“Is there a Beast in the Sovereign?: On Derrida’s Critique of Giorgio Agamben’s Homo Sacer,” at Derrida Today Conference, New York. May 28-31, 2014.

“Fallen Humanity and Sovereign Difference: Agamben and Derrida among Eden’s Creatures,” at the Animals and Religion Group of the American Academy of Religion, Baltimore. November, 22-26, 2013.

“Humanity, Animality, and Identity in Evagrius of Pontus,” at North American Patristics Society, Chicago. May 23-25, 2013.

“Holy Light, Sacred Life: Animality in Gregory of Nazianzus’ 39th Oration,” at North American Patristics Society, Chicago. May 24-26, 2012.

“The Logos of God and the End of Man: Animality as Light and Life,” at Divinanimality: Creaturely Theology (2011 Drew Transdisciplinary Theology Conference), Drew University. September 30, 2011.

“‘Marvel at the intelligence of unthinking creatures!’: Animal Subjectivity and Religious Perfection in Gregory of Nazianzus and Nemesius of Emesa,” at Animals as Religious Subjects, Chester, UK. May 21-24, 2011.

“Animals as Religious Exemplars: Contemplative Rationality and Animal Instinct in Gregory of Nazianzus and Nemesius of Emesa,” at the Eastern International Regional meeting of the American Academy of Religion, Syracuse University. May 6-7, 2011.

“Jacques Derrida, Gregory of Nyssa, and the Human-Animal Distinction in the Song of Songs,” at the Animals and Religion Consultation of the American Academy of Religion, Atlanta. November 2010.

“Gregory of Nyssa’s Bodies: Human, Animal, and Celestial,” at North American Patristics Society, Chicago. May 27-29, 2010.

“Naming God’s Creatures: Gregory of Nyssa on Genesis 2:19-20 and Being Human,” at Genesis and Christian Theology, St. Andrews, Scotland. July 14-18, 2009.

“Incarnation and Omnipresence: Hopkins, Scotus, Particularity, and Pantheism,” at the 2007 Spring Hopkins Conference, Regis University, Denver. March 25-26, 2007.