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Personlig profil

Meritförteckning

Education

Doctor of Theology (in progress), University of Helsinki

  • Supervisor: Olli-Pekka Vainio
  • Dissertation: “From Secularism to Pluralism: Negotiating religion and deep difference in the public sphere”

Master of Theology (2018), University of Helsinki 

  • Religion, Conflict, and Dialogue program
  • Thesis: “Beyond Beliefs: An Analysis of Religion and the Secular in James K. A. Smith” (eximia cum laude)

Bachelor of Arts (2010), University of Colorado

  • Religious Studies major, Philosophy minor
  • Honors thesis: “The Christian Pursuit of Wealth in Historical Perspective: An Examination of the Prosperity Gospel” 

 

Awards and Honors

B.A. awarded magna cum laude (2010) 

Phi Beta Kappa Society member (2010)

Theta Alpha Kappa: the National Honor Society for Religious Studies and Theology (2010)

 

Grants

Finnish Cultural Foundation, grant for doctoral research, €26,000 (2021; first of two-year grant)

Church Research Institute, Finland, grant for doctoral research, €10,440 (2020)

Finnish Cultural Foundation, grant for doctoral research, €26,000 (2020)

Finnish Cultural Foundation, grant for doctoral research, €24,000 (2019)

International Student Grant, University of Helsinki, €1,500 (2015)

 

Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals

“Ritual as an enabler of pluralism.” Under review.

“A Post-Secular Agonism? Religion and Metaphysics in Chantal Mouffe,” Studia Theologica - Nordic Journal of Theology. Forthcoming.

“Agonistic Pluralism and the Theology of Self-Revisionary Identities,” Kerygma Und Dogma 67, no. 3 (2021): 198–219. 

“Religion as a Liturgical Continuum,” Neue Zeitschrift für Systematische Theologie und Religionsphilosophie, 61, no. 4 (2019): 549–570.

 

Presentations

“Original sin and socialism: reconciling realist Christian anthropology with economic democracy,” Society for the Study of Theology; March 30, 2022, University of Warwick, UK. 

“The Place of Religion in Agonistic Political Theory,” Research Conference in Theology and Religion; September 10, 2020, Helsinki, Finland. (originally March 2020)

“Encounters with Difference and Self-revisionary Identities,“ The Kuyper Centennial Congress: Secularism and Spirituality; April 2020, 2020, New York City. (canceled due to Covid-19).

 

Other Publications

“Sin and Socialism: Can They Be Reconciled?” SEI Online Journal, St. Edward’s Institute for Christian Thought, May 2022. 

“Is Religion Declining or Remixing?,” SAM Magazine 3/2021: 10-12.