• 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:


    Religion and the Anthropocene

    Theorizing Religion

    Independent Study

    Ind Senior Project

    Collaborative Senior Project

    New School Histories