I'm a professor of philosophy at Calvin College, specializing in medieval philosophy and the philosophy of gender. Most of my recent research combines those two areas - currently I'm completing a book that focuses on what contemplatives in the 13th-15th centuries (such as Marguerite Porete, Hadewijch, Catherine of Siena, Angela of Foligno, and Mechtild of Magdeburg) have to say about five central philosophical issues: self-knowledge, reason and its limits, love and the will, persons, and immortality and the afterlife. For the 2017-18 academic year, I'm Senior Fellow and Interim Director of Rutgers University's Center for the Philosophy of Rel…

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