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Visiting Scholar


Karin Nisenbaum, Ph.D.
University of Toronto, Department of Philosophy and Centre for Jewish Studies

Dr. Menachem Mor


Karin Nisenbaum received her PhD in 2013 from the Department of Philosophy and the Centre for Jewish Studies at the University of Toronto. She holds an M.A. degree in Continental Philosophy from University College Dublin and a B.A. degree in Philosophy from the University of Chicago. Her work focuses on the trajectory of metaphysics from Kant through German Idealism to modern Jewish thought. Currently, she is working on two book projects: the first develops a conception of selfhood, and provides an account of moral judgment, informed by Kant, Schelling, Rosenzweig, and Cavell; the second draws on German Idealism, Phenomenology, and Existentialism in order to offer a response to contemporary Anglophone objections to the method of transcendental argumentation.

Karin will be a Mandel Postdoctoral Fellow at the Hebrew University from September 2014-August 2017.

See Dr. Nisenbaum's Curriculum Vitae.

Her work has been published in: After the Postsecular and the Postmodern: New Essays in Continental Philosophy of Religion, The International Journal of Philosophical Studies, The Toronto Journal of Theology, Perspectives, Letras Libres, and Vitral.

She is the founder of The University of Toronto Journal of Jewish Thought.



PhD, University of Toronto