I am a PhD Candidate at Yale University and the Editor-in-Chief of the Marginalia Review of Books. I'm currently writing a book that argues for a new conception, and title, of Heidegger's masterpiece, Sein und Zeit, and in the process changes our understanding of philosophy, religion, and the secular.
As a philosopher and scholar of religion, my work has three overlapping concerns: To contribute to my discipline through original scholarship and teaching in religion, philosophy, and Jewish-Christian relations; to advance the cause of the humanities and the university by publishing thoughtful and engaging writing on subjects that matter; and to help people realize that philosophy is a way of life that concerns all humans, and that it has deep connections with religion. Understanding both helps us build a more tolerant and meaningful world.
My interests in philosophy and religion started in childhood. I was born in Athens, Greece. My ancestry roots me in Okinawa, Japan, among the Chippewa (or Ojibwe) people, and in Eastern Europe (Poland and Croatia). I grew up between many worlds, traveling and seeing different cultures and religions. My diverse family, perpetual movement, and religious experience led me to the ultimate questions, and I started on the path of philosophy when I read Plato at 14. An afternoon of reading led to a lifetime of learning and opportunities I never imagined.
I share my work and projects on this website, and you can also find and support my work on Patreon. Feel free to write me with questions, inquiries, or just a friendly hello.