Clinical Assistant Professor of Liberal Studies
Ph.D., New York University
Areas of Interest: Mimetic Theory; religious violence and nonviolence; sensory studies/embodied cognition; anthropology and literature
Course(s) Taught: Cultural Foundations I & II
Teaching Statement: I have taught at Liberal Studies since 1998. I have also taught at Würzburg University, Germany, and at La Pietra in Florence. My background is in comparative literature. I am particularly interested in the question of the origins of art, literature, and religion. In this respect, I have found the anthropologies of René Girard, Emile Durkheim, and Eric Gans useful.
Affiliations: The Colloquium on Violence and Religion; IPA