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.
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