I'm a research fellow in the Institute for Religion and Critical Inquiry at Australian Catholic University. I received a PhD in Religion from the University of Chicago and an MPhil in early Christian thought from Oxford. My first book will be published by Cambridge University Press later this year.

My research addresses ethical and political questions in light of Christian thought and continental philosophy. I am particularly interested in practices of self-critique such as deconstruction and negative theology. I also work on power and biopolitics, secularization, and the history of sexuality.

I lead an international research project on atheism. You can hear me talk about religion and politics on ABC Radio National, and you can read my thoughts on idolatry and American politics on ABC Religion & Ethics.

In my free time I like to take pictures, and I also collect them.

David Newheiser