• Mark Larrimore

    Associate Professor of Religion


    The study of religion and liberal education are indispensable to each other because religion is so often illiberal and liberals so often anti-religious.

    Degrees Held:

    Ph.D. in Religion, Princeton University; B.A. in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, Worcester College, Oxford

    Professional Affiliations:

    • American Academy of Religion

    Recent Publications:

    • “Kailas Beyond World Religions,” in Kevin Bubriski and Abhimanyu Pandey, Kailash Yatra, 2018
    • “Tactiques spirituelles: vers une théorie certalienne de la religion vécue,” in Michel de Certeau; Le voyage de l’Oeuvre, ed. Luce Giard, 2017
    • “Simone Weil, Friend of Job,” Public Seminar 2016
    • “Wider Moral Communities: A Framework for Comparative Religious Ethics,” Religious Studies Review, 2015
    • “Mythologizing and Demythologizing the History of the New School for Social Research,” The New School Economic Review, 2015
    • Queer Christianities: Lived Religion in Transgressive Forms, edited with Michael Pettinger and Kathleen Talvacchia (NYU Press), 2014
    • The Book of Job: A Biography (Princeton University Press), 2013
    • “Unsettled: On teaching about Aboriginal Australian religion in an American liberal arts college,” Antipodes: A Global Journal of Australian/New Zealand Literature, 2012
    • "Religion and the Promise of Happiness,” Social Research 77/2, 2010
    • “Antinomies of Race: Diversity and Destiny in Kant," in Naming Race, Naming Racisms, ed. Jonathan Judaken, 2008/2009


    Research Interests:

    Modern manifestations of religion and the politics of their study in the Unites States and internationally; the problems of evil and good; comparative ethics; interfaces of religion and the arts; lived religion; interpretations of the Book of Job; the future of the liberal arts; religion and the Anthropocene.

    Awards And Honors:

    • 2005, Distinguished Teaching Award, New School University

    Current Courses:

    Collaborative Senior Project

    Collaborative Senior Project (Spring 2020)

    Ind Senior Project

    Ind Senior Project (Spring 2020)

    Independent Study

    Independent Study (Spring 2020)

    James, Varieties of Relig Exp (Spring 2020)

    New School Histories

    Performing Suffering: Job (Spring 2020)

    Religion and Ecology (Spring 2020)

    Religion and the Anthropocene (Spring 2019)

    Theorizing Religion

    Zhuangzi (Spring 2019)