Heather C. Ohaneson holds a Ph.D. in religion from Columbia University, where she is a lecturer in the Core Curriculum. Her academic projects span the areas of ancient philosophy, nineteenth century thought, and virtue ethics. In particular, she seeks to address topics—such as the philosophy of friendship and the moral significance of playfulness—that bear upon everyday life. Before entering graduate school, Heather worked for the civic engagement organization Project Pericles and studied philosophy and religion at Barnard College. A Kierkegaardian at heart, she loves to walk.