I am an MA student in the department of Religious Studies at UCSB, and incoming PhD student in the German Programme in the Department of European Languages and Studies at the University of California, Irvine. I also hold an M.A. in Theology, Philosophy, and Literature from the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom, and a B.A. with a concentration in Theology and Philosophy.
My current research focuses generally on modern Jewish thought and European history, thought, and culture – particularly 19th and 20th century Europe in relation to contemporary trends in continental philosophy and medieval and renaissance mysticism. My master’s thesis – entitled Broken Mirrors, Distorted Reflections: Anthropomorphism and the Recovery of the Concrétude of Human Being in Rosenzweig, Heidegger, and Adorno (Forthcoming, Mohr Siebeck)* – examines divergences vis-à-vis the concept of anthropomorphism amongst three thinkers otherwise collectively known for, amongst other things, tarrying with the finitude of human being in contrast to certain allegedly reductive tendencies of German idealism and Romanticism.
*See: Lucas Scott Wright. “Broken Mirrors, Distorted Reflections: Anthropomorphism and the Recovery of the Concrétude of Human Being in Rosenzweig, Heidegger, and Adorno.” Humanity: An Endangered Idea? Ed. Ingolf Dalferth and Marlene Bloch. Claremont Studies in the Philosophy of Religion. (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, Forthcoming).