Benjamin Steele-Fisher

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Position Title
Graduate Student in the Study of Religion; Teaching Assistant in Religious Studies; Student Representative on the Executive Committee 2019-20

907 Sproul
Office Hours
Spring 2020: T/R 12:00-2:00pm via Zoom

Adviser(s): David Biale, Allison Coudert

Education and Degree(s):

  • M.A., Religious Studies, University of Denver
  • B.A., Theology, Colorado Christian University

Research Interest(s):

  • Modern Jewish thought
  • Jewish-Christian relations
  • Political Theology
  • Secularization
  • Critical Theory
  • Continental Philosophy

Teaching Experience:

  • RST 12: Abrahamic Religions
  • RST 60: Introduction to Islam
  • RST 1G: Myth, Ritual, Symbol
  • RST 1B: Death and Afterlife
  • RST 45: Christianity
  • RST 40: New Testament


Benjamin Steele-Fisher is a doctoral student in the study of religion with a designated emphasis in critical theory at the University of California, Davis. His main research areas are modern Jewish thought, Jewish-Christian relations, and secularization. In particular, his current work focuses on the reception of the Pauline epistles among modern Jewish thinkers as a locus of not only inter-religious dialogue, but also critique. Additionally, he is interested in modern Jewish philosophy, political thought, and "political theology." He holds a MA in religious studies with a concentration in philosophy of religion from the University of Denver and a BA in theology from Colorado Christian University. Prior to UC Davis he worked as a research and teaching assistant in philosophy at the University of Denver. In the past he has also published book reviews in various publications and presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion.