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Christopher Choi

Doctoral Student


  • University of Virginia - PhD Religious Studies (in progress)
  • Princeton Theological Seminary - MDiv (2016)
  • Nyack College, Nyack, NY - BA summa cum laude, Theological Studies (2013)

Research Interests

  • Forms of critique in philosophical and religious thought 
  • Theories of history and temporality
  • Modern Jewish and Christian thought (esp. in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Germany) 
  • The rhetoric of philosophical and theological texts as sites of reflection
  • The relations between Enlightenment and later modern thought.

Teaching and Work Experience

Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Virignia

  • Elements of Christian Thought, Fall 2017 & 2018 (Prof. Paul Jones)
  • Jerusalem, Fall 2019 (Prof. Jessica Andruss)

Research Assistant

  • Religion and Its Publics, Spring 2018
  • Dr. Benjamin Bennett, Department of Germanic Languages & Literature, Spring 2020

Papers Presented

“Out of Dissonance: Theological Reflections on the Rhetoric of Karl Barth and James Cone,” 2018 Annual Karl Barth Conference: Karl Barth & the Future of Liberation Theology (Princeton Theological Seminary, June 18, 2018)

“The Grounds for Thinking Otherwise: A Rhetorical Reading of Critique in ‘The Concept of Enlightenment’,” 2018 Graduate Student Conference: “Thinking Otherwise with Critical Theory” (University of Virginia, Dec. 6, 2018)