Jennifer L. Geddes


Jennifer L. Geddes is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Virginia. Her areas of research include evil and suffering, the Holocaust, ethics, critical theory, twentieth-century literature, and religion and culture. Previously, she was the editor of The Hedgehog Review.

The Corporate Professor

from The Corporate Professor, Volume 14, Number 1

Exploring the bureaucratization of the life of the mind.

From the Editors

from The Shifting Experience of Self, Volume 13, Number 1

The rate of change, the kinds of change, and the scope of change taking place today are impossible to understand without also looking at the ways they are affecting societies and how we understand and experience ourselves and others.

Does Religious Pluralism Require Secularism?

from Does Religious Pluralism Require Secularism?, Volume 12, Number 3

What emerges in the essays in this issue is actually not one secularism, but rather a range of secularisms—French, American, Indian, and other—that can be compared, evaluated, and improved upon.

From the Editors

from Does Religious Pluralism Require Secularism?, Volume 12, Number 3

Thinking more deeply about how we can inhabit the public sphere with others.

Interview with James E. Young

from The Uses of the Past, Volume 9, Number 2

“Memorials seem to remember just about everything except their own coming into being.”

Black Intellectuals in America

from Intellectuals and Public Responsibility, Volume 9, Number 1

“These days you’ve got a kind of de facto racial segregation in the life of the mind.”

Contemporary Notions of Home

from Meditations on Exile and Home, Volume 7, Number 3

“The layouts of new houses have changed significantly in the last twenty years.”

Interview with Richard Schickel

from Celebrity Culture, Volume 7, Number 1

“We will be a nation always looking for a ten-step program to cure our ills.”

Interview with Margaret Jane Radin

from The Commodification of Everything, Volume 5, Number 2

“For anyone who believes that the search for justice is essential to humanity, our humanity is in deep trouble.”

The Possibilities of Pragmatism

from Pragmatism: What’s the Use?, Volume 3, Number 3

“If truth is relative, this is not because all truths add up to the same thing but rather because all truths are related to the circumstances in which they arose and to which they apply.”

Making the Body Beautiful

from The Body and Being Human, Volume 3, Number 2

It’s impossible to talk about bodies unless you talk about the cultural construction of those bodies.

Evil Lost and Found

from Evil, Volume 2, Number 2

In a culture of irony, saturated with images of evil, how can we resist evil?