Loyola University Chicago

Department of Theology

Kimberly Matheson Berkey

Kim Berkey

EMAIL

kberkey@luc.edu

STANDING

PhD Candidate 

DISSERTATION SUPERVISOR

Colby Dickinson

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Christian contemplative practice, continental philosophy of religion, Francois Laruelle, Giorgio Agamben, Catherine Malabou, Mormon theology

PUBLICATIONS

“Points, Plasticity, and the Logic of Contraction in Alain Badiou and Catherine Malabou,” Symposium, forthcoming (Spring 2021)

With Joseph M. Spencer, “‘Great Cause to Mourn’: The Complexity of The Book of Mormon’s Presentation of Gender and Race,” in The Book of Mormon: Americanist Approaches (ed. Jared Hickman and Elizabeth Fenton, Oxford University Press, 2019)

“Arché-ic: Secularization in Giorgio Agamben’s ‘Homo Sacer’ Series,” Reflexão2 (2018): 189–204.

PRESENTATIONS

“Playing with the Secular,” response to Marlene Deibl, presented at Agamben colloquium, University of Vienna, March 22, 2019.

“Giorgio Agamben, Catherine Malabou, and the Non-Coincidence of Being,” presented at Reunião Científica de Pós-Graduandos e Graduandos: Religião e Política, Pontifical Catholic University of Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil, May 8, 2018.

“(White?) Messianism and Black Prometheus: Giorgio Agamben and Jared Hickman on Sovereignty,” presented at Sovereignty and Strangeness conference, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, October 19–21, 2018.

EDUCATION 

MTS, Philosophy of Religion, Harvard Divinity School (2017)

BA, Ancient Near East Studies, Brigham Young University (2011)

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

American Academy of Religion

Book of Mormon Studies Association