Discussions About Race in the Classroom: Developing Practical and Integrative Assignments
Session III in our Faculty Seminar Series on Discussions About Race in the Classroom
Co-sponsored with the Center for Christian-Jewish Learning
Matthew Kruger, Theology Department, Boston College
Mary Troxell, Philosophy Department, Boston College
Convener: Mark Massa, S.J., Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life, Boston College
Date: Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Time: 4 - 5pm
Matthew Kruger is an assistant professor of the practice in theology at BC, joining the faculty in 2015. He is the author of three books, Spiritual Exercises for the Postmodern Christian (Cascade, 2018), The Gospel and Nothingness (Chisokudo, 2019), and What the Living Know: A novel of suicide and philosophy (NFB, 2020). His research is focused on two main areas: spirituality and spiritual exercises; and nihilism and nothingness in Japanese philosophy, Continental philosophy, and Christian sources. Kruger is an Episcopal Priest, currently serving churches around the diocese as a supply priest, and teaches in the PULSE program for service learning at BC.
Mary Troxell is an associate professor of the practice of philosophy and teaches primarily in the PULSE Program for Service Learning. She specializes in German philosophy and has published on Kant and Schopenhauer. She is involved in a number of student formation programs on campus, serving as a faculty leader for both Arrupe International Immersion trips and Halftime retreats.