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Department ofReligious Studies

Kevin Chaves

Kevin Chaves

Academic Year Adjunct Lecturer

Kevin Chaves received his BA from Occidental College in LA, and his Ph.D. from the Department of Religious Studies at Stanford University in 2019. His area of expertise is in modern western religious thought and continental philosophy of religion, with a focus on Phenomenology, Hermeneutics, and religious and poetic language. Kevin’s research and special interests range from the philosophy of Heidegger and Paul Ricoeur, theories of narrative, metaphor, and historiography, to the intersections of religion and technology and cyberspace.

Kevin has taught courses on philosophy of religion, Heidegger, religion and science fiction, religion in the information age, as well as religious studies theories and methods and expository writing.

Kevin was born and raised in the Bay Area and currently lives in Oakland with his wife, two children, and cat Picante.