HTI Alumni

Christopher Rios

Christopher Rios

Postdoctoral Fellow (2021–2022), University of Notre Dame Press

Christopher’s research lies at the intersection of systematic theology and contemporary phenomenology, with specialties in the thought of Mikel Dufrenne, the “theological turn” in French phenomenology, and phenomenological aesthetics. His dissertation, “Michel Henry, Jean-Luc Marion, and Mikel Dufrenne at the Limits of Theological Phenomenological Cosmology: A Constructive Proposal,” represents original work at this intersection as he retrieves Dufrenne’s thought in the development of a new philosophy of Christianity in which aesthetic experience plays a critical role. Christopher’s formal training as an organist informs all aspects of his work, which endeavors to reveal the significance of aesthetic experience for theology in a phenomenologically rigorous manner. He is a former Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellow.

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