Joel Harrison: Joel completed his B.A. in English at California State University, Long Beach, M.A. in English at the University of Northern Colorado, M.A. in Theology at Fuller Theological Seminary, and is a PhD candidate in the Department of Religious Studies at Northwestern University studying the relationship between theology and social thought at the turn of the 20th century. His dissertation research is focused on the meaning of “value” and “normativity” in the work of Ernst Troeltsch in order to draw a distinction between ontological and axiological approaches to the study of religion. Interests include 19th and early 20th century German thought, particularly Hegel’s philosophy of spirit, Weber, and Troeltsch, Neo-Kantian philosophy of religion and history, social and critical theory, contemporary theology, especially ecclesiology.
Sean Capener: Sean completed a dual M.A. program at Claremont Graduate University in Philosophy of Religion & Theology and Cultural Studies. He is currently a PhD student in the Department for the Study of Religion at the University of Toronto, studying relationships between Christian and capitalist economic logics of credit, debt, and damnation. He has an interest the questions of realism and immanence in recent continental philosophy, particularly the work of Gilles Deleuze and François Laruelle.
Lucas Wright: Lucas received his M.A in Theology, Philosophy and Literature from the University of Nottingham. He is currently completing an MA and PhD studying Philosophy and Religion, with a concentration in Jewish Studies, at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Matt Bernico: Matt completed his B.A. in Philosophy at Greenville College. He has also completed a M.A. in Political Philosophy and Cultural theory at the University of Illinois in Springfield. This summer Matt has begun work on his PhD in Communication and Media at the European Graduate School in Saas-Fee Switzerland. Several current interests include Glitch art, Critical Media Studies, Marxism and Autonomy.