I am a PhD Candidate at Yale University and the Editor-in-Chief of the Marginalia Review of Books.
As a philosopher and scholar of religion, my work focuses on a reconceptualization of the territories of religion, philosophy, science, and the secular. I specialize in modern German philosophy and religious thought, the history of philosophy and theology, and theories of religion and the secular. My work aims to critique the categories through which modernity interprets itself and develop a new theory of the nature, relationship, and potential of philosophy, religion, and science in the contemporary world.
My scholarship and writing have a personal dimension because I believe 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.
My writing has been taught at places like Boston University as well as Yale, and some of it has been translated into Chinese. I share my work and projects on this website. Feel free to write me with questions, inquiries, or just a friendly hello.