Liane Carlson received her PhD in philosophy of religion at Columbia University in 2015, where she received her M.A. (2010) and M.Phil (2012) after graduating summa cum laude from Washington and Lee University (2007). Previously, she worked at Princeton as the Stewart Postdoctoral Fellow and Lecturer in Religion, and at NYU’s Center for Religion and Media as the Henry R. Luce Initiative in Religion in International Affairs Postdoctoral Fellow. She specializes in Continental philosophy and religion, with particular emphasis on the history of Christian thought, theories and methods in the study of religion, the philosophy of history, embodiment, evil, the unforgivable, and the intersection of religion and literature. She’s the author of Contingency and the Limits of History: How Touch Shapes Experience and Meaning, recently published by Columbia University Press, and has written regularly for The Revealer. She is currently writing a book called Against Forgiveness.