Loyola University Chicago

Department of Theology

Keunwoo Kwon

Keunwoo Kwon

EMAIL

kkwon@luc.edu

STANDING

PhD Candidate 

Dissertation Title: “Democracy, Social Conflict, and Mutual Recognition: A Political Theology of Conflict in a Pluralistic World”

DISSERTATION DIRECTOR

Hille Haker

RESEARCH INTERESTS

theological ethics, religious ethics, political theology/theory, liturgy and ethics, social ethics, secularization and post-secularity, human dignity and rights, gender theory, vulnerability studies, critical philosophy of race, Hegelian theories of recognition, social epistemology/feminist epistemology, ignorance studies

PRESENTATIONS

“How to be Recognized as a Dignified Person: Robert Spaemann and J. M. Bernstein on Human Dignity and Recognition” The 14th Annual Loyola-Marquette Graduate Theology Colloquium, Loyola University Chicago, February 2017.

“Gendered Violence as Misrecognition of Women’s Embodied Dignity: #MeToo Movement and the Struggle for Recognition in South Korea” Societas Ethica Annual Conference 2018, University of Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, August 2018.

“Liturgy as a Prophetic Resistant Performance: A Political-Theological Consideration of Liturgy” 2nd Annual Political Theology Network Conference, Union Theological Seminary, NYC, October 2019.

REVIEWS

Jean Porter, Justice as a Virtue: A Thomistic Perspective (Eerdmans, 2016), Reading Religion (April, 2018)

MEDIA CONTRIBUTIONS

For NewsM:

“재난과 묵시: 팬데믹이 드러낸 것들과 우리가 보아야 할 것들 (COVID-19 Apocalypse: What Pandemic Unveiled, What We Must See)” http://www.newsm.com/news/articleView.html?idxno=22929 (10 May 2020)

“인종주의, 눈먼 영혼, 그리고 하나님의 형상 (Racism, Soul-Blindness, and the Imago Dei)” http://www.newsm.com/news/articleView.html?idxno=22984 (11 June 2020)

“장벽이 아니라 다리를: 정체성과 경계지대 (Build a Bridge, Not a Wall: Identities and Borderland)” http://www.newsm.com/news/articleView.html?idxno=23007 (28 June 2020)

For NEWS&JOY:

“탈진실 정치, 진리-말하기, 그리고 민주주의: 다원적 민주주의 사회에서 그리스도교의 예언자적 진리-말하기는 가능한가 (Post-Truth Politics, Truth-Telling, and Democracy: How Can a Christian Prophetically Speak Truths in a Pluralistic Democracy?)” http://www.newsnjoy.or.kr/news/articleView.html?idxno=301275 (2 September 2020)

EDUCATION

Master of Arts in Religion, 2016
Yale Divinity School

Master of Theology, 2013
Presbyterian University & Theological Seminary (South Korea)

Master of Divinity, 2011
Presbyterian University & Theological Seminary (South Korea)

Bachelor of Arts - Philosophy, 2008
Sogang University (South Korea)

COURSES TAUGHT

Introduction to Christian Theology (Theo 100)

Loyola University Chicago, Chicago IL

Fall 2019, Spring 2020, and Spring 2021