Candidates Available for Appointment
This page introduces recent graduates and advanced doctoral candidates from the University of Chicago Divinity School available for teaching appointments.
Doctoral students at the Divinity School concentrate their work in one of the School's eleven areas of study. Their programs include completion of general requirements in the methodologies of the modern study of religion, fulfillment of the requirements of their area of study, and significant coursework in other areas. Many work in other departments of the University as well. Students conclude their coursework by writing qualifying examinations selected from at least two areas of study in the Divinity School. Ph.D. candidacy is conferred upon approval by the School's Committee on Degrees of a dissertation proposal and a committee of the faculty to direct the dissertation.
We welcome your inquiries about any of these candidates. Please feel free to call on us if we may be of assistance.
Anthropology and Sociology of Religion
- Kristen J. Tobey (firstname.lastname@example.org)
"Performing Marginality: Identity and Efficacy in the Plowshares Nuclear Disarmament Movement"
- Elizabeth Hopp-Peters (email@example.com)
"Breaking Pots, Making Metaphors: Prophetic Action Narratives
in the Book of Jeremiah"
- Jeffrey D. Jay (firstname.lastname@example.org)
"The Tragic in Mark: A Literary-Historical Interpretation"
- Robyn Jane Whitaker (email@example.com)
"The Rhetoric of Worship: Ekphrasis, Vision, and Persuasion in the Apocalypse to John"
History of Christianity
- Elizabeth Hayes Alvarez (firstname.lastname@example.org)
"The Valiant Woman: The Virgin Mary as Imagined by American Catholics and Protestants, 1854-1904"
- Adam W. Darlage (email@example.com)
"Priests Under Pressure in Southern Moravia: History and Identity in Roman Catholic Polemics (1575-1615)"
- Seth Perry (firstname.lastname@example.org)
"The Endless Making of Many Books: Bibles and Religious Authority in America, 1780-1850"
History of Judaism
- Samuel Hayim Brody (email@example.com)
"This Pathless Hour: Messianism, Anarchism, Zionism, and Martin Buber's Theopolitics Reconsidered"
- Ruchama Johnston-Bloom (firstname.lastname@example.org)
"Oriental Studies and Jewish Questions: German-Jewish Scholarship on Early and Modern Islam"
History of Religions
- Stephanie Frank (email@example.com)
"Secularization in Durkheim's and Mauss' imaginings of sociality and sociology"
- Susan Zakin (firstname.lastname@example.org)
"The Gift of Death: Acts of Imagination in the Ritual of gCod"
- Elizabeth Sweeny Block (email@example.com)
"The Virtue of Conscience: Reclaiming the Significance of Freedom of Conscience for the Formation of Moral Identity"
- Debra J. Erickson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
"A World for People and People for the World: A Casuistic Approach to Environmental Decision-Making"
- Jeffrey I. Israel (email@example.com)
"Jewish Humor and Political Civility: On Moral Play with Tradition, Self, and Others"
- Michael Sohn (firstname.lastname@example.org)
"The Good of Recognition: Phenomenology, Ethics, and Religion in the Thought of Levinas and Ricoeur"
- Thomas E. Zebrowski (email@example.com)
"Virtue After God: Theology in Alasdair MacIntyre's Secular Moral Theory"
- Joshua Daniel (firstname.lastname@example.org)
"Transforming Faith: H. Richard Niebuhr and Paulo Freire on Moral Education"
- Karl W. Lampley (email@example.com)
"A Theological Account of Nat Turner: Christianity, Violence, and Theology"
- David Newheiser (firstname.lastname@example.org)
"Hope in the Unforeseeable God: An Eschatological Apophaticism"