• Ph.D. from The Johns Hopkins University in English and American Literature in 1989


  • After Oedipus book cover
    After Oedipus
    Shakespeare in Psychoanalysis
    Cornell University Press, 1993
  • The Neighbor book cover
    The Neighbor
    Three Inquiries in Political Theology
    University of Chicago Press, 2005


On Freud, Lacan, Levinas, Henry James, Jewish Studies, and the Bible.

Other Publications


  • Jouvert: A Journal of Postcolonialism on Religion with Julia Reinhard Lupton.

Recent work

  • Currently he is writing a book on the ethics of the neighbor in religion (Torah, Talmud, and Patristic writings), philosophy (Kant, Kierkegaard, Adorno, Rosenzweig, and Levinas), and psychoanalysis (Freud and Lacan) for Princeton University Press.