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Kevin Vollrath

PhD Student | Religion & Society

Kevin Vollrath
Religion & Society
kevin.vollrath@ptsem.edu

Kevin Vollrath, MDiv '17, works in disability studies and theological ethics. Methodologically, Vollrath is interested in using ethnography to make philosophical and theological arguments. For example, he uses analytic philosophy in conjunction with participant observation to describe how people with developmental disabilities who are nonverbal communicate. He is also interested in cultures produced with and by people with developmental disabilities. His dissertation will be an ethnography of disability in Israel/ Palestine, considering how the conflict affects and produces people with disabilities, and how organizations of people with disabilities resist and thrive under occupation.

He holds a BA in philosophy from the University of Chicago and an MDiv from Princeton Theological Seminary. He enjoys co-teaching an art class with adults with developmental disabilities, running, and making music in his spare time.

Educating faithful Christian leaders.

PhD Student

Isaac Kim, Class of 2015

“One of the biggest lessons I learned was how to be charitable to views other than my own. Christian charity was shown to me, not just in the readings for class, but from the professors, and the Seminary community.”