Professional Bio

Gregory Grobmeier's current research deals with critical theories of "community" (political plurality) and "sovereignty" (political authority) in twentieth century European philosophy and political thought, specifically as it figures in the work of such thinkers as Georges Bataille, Jean-Luc Nancy, Maurice Blanchot, Hannah Arendt, and Emmanuel Lévinas. His research and teaching interests also include the history of philosophy, post-Holocaust philosophy and theology, human ecology, and the critical intersection of Earth System Science and environmental history.


Joint Ph.D. in Religious and Theological Studies, University of Denver and Iliff School of Theology (expected 2019)
Dissertation: Community Unclaimed: Plurality and the Problem of Sovereignty in Bataille, Nancy, Blanchot, and Lévinas
Director: Dr. Sarah Pessin, Professor of Philosophy and Judaic Studies, University of Denver.

M.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies, Philosophy of Religion and Religious Studies, Arizona State University, 2010
Thesis: Between Transcendence and Immanence: Re-imagining the Religious in a Post-Secular Age

B.S., University of Arizona, 2008

Research & Scholarship

Areas of Specialization

20th Century and Contemporary Political Thought, Post-Holocaust Philosophy and Theology, Critical Social Theory, Environmental Humanities

Recent Awards

2018 Summer Research Fellowship, National Catholic Center for Holocaust Education (NCCHE), International School for Holocaust Studies, Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, Israel.