BA, Capital University; MA, University of Chicago; PhD, University of Chicago. Exhibitions: Society for Psychoanalytic Research, University of Chicago; 4th Ward Project Space, Chicago; Adds Donna Gallery, Chicago; Darst Center, Chicago. Books: Ecce Monstrum: Georges Bataille and the Sacrifice of Form (author); Negative Ecstasies: Georges Bataille and the Study of Religion (co-editor). Journal publications (refereed): Performance Research; Culture, Theory, and Critique; NANO; Archaevs; Janus Head; Journal for Cultural and Religious Theory. Edited volumes: Embodied Religion; From Influence and Confluence to Difference and Indifference: Studies on History of Religions; Negative Ecstasies; The Uses of Excess in Visual and Material Culture, 1600–2010; Monster Culture in the 21st Century: A Reader; Seriously Strange: The Anomalous in Psychology and Physics; Religion and Material Culture: The Matter of Belief; Re-Enchantment; Formless: Ways In and Out of Form. Awards: Fellowship, The Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis; Martin Marty Dissertation Fellowship; Henry Luce Dissertation Fellowship; Macleish Scholarship in Religion and Literature.
Philosophy of religion; theories of religion; theories of sacrifice; surrealism; Georges Bataille; psychoanalysis; continental philosophy; excess; eroticism; ecstasy; philosophy of photography; drawing.
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