Kevin Wolfe

Department of Religion
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017 - 1879 Hall

Kevin Wolfe received his Ph.D. in the Religion Department (subfield Religion, Ethics, & Politics) at Princeton University in 2014. From 2014-16 he was a Robert A. Oden Jr. Postdoctoral Fellow for Innovation in the Humanities in Religion at Carleton College. He also served there as a Visiting Assistant Professor in African and African American Studies and Religion from 2016-17. Kevin will be a lecturer in the Religion Department and research fellow at the Center for the Study of Religion for the 2017-18 academic year. He is currently completing his manuscript Justifying Democracy beyond Nietzsche’s Critique for publication and will be turning his attention to his second book project tentatively titled Democratic Social Criticism beyond Jeremiad while at Princeton. In this project, Kevin looks at how social criticism in the US remains circumscribed by the jeremiad rhetorical form and its tropes and thus remains unable to redress contemporary problems of race. By illuminating the mechanisms which limit our political imaginations, his book aims to imagine a way beyond the jeremiad.