PhD, University of Southern California


Current research includes
-religious non-theism, especially as it relates to themes of awe and the cosmos;
-postsecularism and the public sphere
-and two large scale projects at the intersection of bioethics, normativity, public policy, and medical humanities


  • Religion and the Public Sphere
  • Morality and Meaningfulness
  • Bioethics and Religion
  • Religion and Modern Critical Thought


(a selection)

  • Forthcoming. “What Money Cannot Buy and What Money Ought Not Buy: Dignity, Motives, and Markets in Human Organ Procurement Debates.” Journal of Medical Humanities. Forthcoming
  • 2016. “Religion and the Postsecular Public Sphere.” Quarterly Journal of Speech 102 (2): 194-207.
  • 2016. “Normative Reasoning and Moral Argumentation in Theory and Practice.” Philosophy & Rhetoric 49 (1), 49-73.
  • 2016. “Freedom, Democracy, Power, Irony: The Ethics of Information and the Networked Fourth Estate.” In Controversies in Digital Ethics, edited by Amber Davisson & Paul Booth, 58-73. New York: Bloomsbury.
  • 2016. “The Normative Relationship Between Rhetoric and Judgment: On Pistis, Krisis, and Moral Inquiry.” In Rhetoric in the 21st Century, edited by Nicholas Crowe & David Frank, 39-52. Newcastle Upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars.
  • 2015. “Disturbing Categorical Reason in Moral Argumentation.” In Disturbing Argument, edited by Catherine Palczewski, 420-425. New York: Routledge
  • 2014. “Reason, Religion, and Postsecular Liberal-Democratic Epistemology.” Philosophy & Rhetoric 47 (1), 1-23.
  • 2013. “Monstrous Capital: Financial Wizards, the Shadow Economy, and the Global Financial Crisis.” In Monster Culture in the 21st Century: A Reader, edited by Marina Levina and Diem-My Bui, 287-302. New York: Bloomsbury