What I do
Professor of Philosophy and Jewish Thought, Interfaith Chair, Team Leader for DU's Religious Inclusivity Initiative, Chair of the Academic Planning Committee for Faculty Senate.
Philosophy, Religion, Judaic Studies
Visit Sarah's website at https://sarahpessin.myportfolio.com
- Ph.D., Philosophy, The Ohio State University, 2000
- MA, Philosophy, Columbia University, 1994
- BA, Philosophy, Yeshiva University, Stern College, 1991
She is working on two book projects on "trembling, resignation & agency": One is a close study of early Levinas in terms of "Pausal Subjectivity"--an encounter with self through past, paradox & pardon. The 2nd, "Hate and Protect," is a series of essays exploring a Levinasian "Politics of Responsibility" through an applied American civic lens.
- Interfaith Youth Core
- Religious Inclusivity Initiative
- The Future and Past of Redemption and the Convergence of Sacred and Racist Exclusions: From Sartre to Levinas on Being Jewish
- Past, Pause, Paradox, Pardon [and Method] in Early Levinas
- Hypostasis, Home…Host?: Inhabiting Economic v. Created v. Eucharistic Worlds in Levinas
- Powers and Receptivities in Ibn Gabirol and Maimonides
- Difficult Conversations: Race in the Classroom