Karin Krause and Richard B. Miller to Join Faculty

June 10, 2014

Effective July 1, 2014 Richard B. Miller and Karin Krause will join us in Swift Hall.

Richard B. Miller (PhD, University of Chicago, 1985) will join us as Professor of Religious Ethics.  He comes to us from Indiana University, where he was most recently Provost Professor in Religious Studies. From 2003-13 he was Director of the Poynter Center for the Study of Ethics and American Institutions at IU. His research interests include religion and public life, political and social ethics, theory and method in religious thought and ethics, and practical ethics. Miller is the author of Interpretations of Conflict: Ethics, Pacifism, and the Just-War Tradition (University of Chicago Press, 1991); Casuistry and Modern Ethics: A Poetics of Practical Reasoning (University of Chicago Press, 1996); Children, Ethics, and Modern Medicine (Indiana University Press, 2003), and Terror, Religion, and Liberal Thought (Columbia University Press, 2010).  He is currently at work on two projects:  a collection of papers on religion, ethics, and culture; the other a critical monograph on theory and method in the academic study of religion.   

In Autumn Quarter Professor Miller will teach "The Ethics of Belief" and "Contemporary Religious Ethics I" – the first of a two-quarter survey of the rise and development of religion ethics. 



Karin Krause will be Assistant Professor of Byzantine Theology and Visual Culture, effective July 1, 2014.  Most recently she has been Lecturer in the Department of Art History, Universität Basel, and Visiting Lecturer, Universität Wien. She received her PhD from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München. Krause is the author of Die illustrierten Homilien des Johannes Chrysostomos in Byzanz (Riechert Press, 2004) and the coeditor of Bild und Text im Mittelalter (Bohlau Press, 2011).   She is currently working on two monographs, “Propaganda – Cult – Scholarship. The Response to Byzantine Artefacts in Venice (13th–18th c.)" and “Confirming Authenticity: Images of Inspiration in Byzantium and Beyond.”  Krause’s research focuses on cultural exchange in the Mediterranean until the early modern period, visualization strategies and text reception in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages, and the illustrated book in Byzantium.

In Autumn Quarter Professor Krause will offer "Art and Ritual in Byzantium" as well as "Illuminating the Bible in Byzantium."