What I do
I explore paradoxes of 'hard hope', democracy, religious inclusivity, and racial justice at the intersection of ethics, equity, and authenticity.
Philosophy, Religion, civics
Sarah Pessin is Professor of Philosophy and Jewish Thought. She holds an Interfaith Chair, and works in areas of phenomenology, existentialism, Neoplatonism, interfaith civics, philosophy of religion, ethics, and social justice. She has won a teaching award from the graduate student council of the DU-Iliff Joint Doctoral Program in the Study of Religion, has served as a Fellow with the American Council on Education, and is the new Director of Spiritual Life for DU's Student Affairs and Inclusive Excellence. She has previously served as the Director of the Center for Judaic Studies and as the Faculty Senate President.
Learn more about her current projects at sarahpessin.com
- Ph.D., Philosophy, The Ohio State University, 2000
- MA, Philosophy, Columbia University, 1994
- BA, Philosophy, Yeshiva University, Stern College, 1991
Sarah is currently
Areas of Research
- Interfaith Youth Core
- Engaging the History of the Jewish Consumptives’ Relief Society