Jeremy Sorgen Religious Studies

Jeremy Makoto Sorgen

Doctoral Student


  • M.A. in Ethics and Social Theory, Graduate Theological Union
  • Thesis: “A Critique of Nonviolence: Theories of Encounter in the Thought of Emmanuel Lévinas and Martin Luther King Jr.”
  • B.A. in Metropolitan Studies and Philosophy, New York University
  • Honors Thesis: “Slum Privatization in Bogotá, Colombia”

Research Interests

  • Philosophical Ethics
  • Religious Ethics
  • Affect, Embodiment, and Perception
  • Phenomenology

Current Research: I use phenomenology to interrogate unexamined assumptions in normative ethics and to construct a theory of embodied ethics.