Tamsin Jones
Ellsworth Morton Tracy Lecturer and Associate Professor of Religious Studies
Phone: (860) 297-2567 Office Location: McCook 203
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Trinity College faculty member since 2013
General ProfileTeachingResearchPublications/PresentationsHonors/Awards
Th.D., Harvard Divinity School
M.T.S., Harvard Divinity School
B.A., McGill Univ.

Tamsin Jones gained her B.A. (Honors) in Religious Studies from McGill University, and her M.T.S and Th.D. from Harvard Divinity School. She is fascinated by the gaps, tensions, and paradoxes in which religions delight. Her first book, A Genealogy of Marion’s Philosophy of Religion: Apparent Darkness (Indiana University Press, 2011) focuses this interest through a comparative analysis of Christian traditions of apophasis, from the late antique period of the desert mystics to postmodern articulations of “un-saying.” She has published articles in the Journal for Continental Philosophy of Religion, Philosophy Today, Journal of the Academy of Religion, Journal of Religion, the Journal of Theology and Sexuality, Political Theology, Sophia, and Modern Theology. She is currently working on a second book tentatively entitled Sacralizing Excess: Trauma, Religion, and Phenomenology. 

In her teaching, she encourages her students to read closely and to think and write with clarity. She loves teaching in religious studies with its particular ability to render the familiar strange, and to enable the strange to become more familiar.