Grzegorz Ignatik is Associate Professor of Dogmatic Theology at the Pontifical College Josephinum
in Columbus, Ohio. He is the author of Person and Value: Karol Wojtyła’s Personalistic and Normative Theory of Man, Morality,
and Love as well as several articles on the thought of St. John Paul II. His most recent translation
is Karol Wojtyła, The English Critical Edition of the Works of Karol Wojtyła/John Paul II. Volume 1:
“Person and Act and Related Essays.”
Joseph Cherny is a Ph.D. candidate in philosophy at the University of St. Thomas (Houston). He
is writing his dissertation on happiness in Aristotle and St. Thomas Aquinas. He has
published on Robert Nozick's theory of the meaning of life. He received his bachelor's
degree from The Catholic University of America.
Jens Harrington is a second-year philosophy Ph.D. student on the theology track at Villanova University.
One of his primary research interests is soteriology in ancient Greek, medieval, and
Eastern philosophy. Specifically, he is interested in the relationship between language,
thought, and being in various philosophical schools, especially Pyrrhonian skepticism,
Christian and secular Neoplatonism, Daoism, and Buddhism. A second primary research
interest is the relationship between madness and philosophy as it is conceived in
Plato and mad studies.
Nayeli Riano is a graduate student in political theory at Georgetown University. Her work is primarily
on 19th century Latin American Political Theory on the issue of nation-building. She
holds a master’s degree in intellectual history from the University of St Andrews
and her B.A. in English from the University of Pennsylvania. She is also a writer,
and will be publishing a collection of essays titled “Dwellings Far from Desperate
Fields: Essays on Faith, Memory, and Modernity” this spring.
Stephanie Stoeckl is a Ph.D. Candidate in Comparative and World Literatures at the University of Illinois
at Urbana-Champaign, where her research focuses on the early 20th Century Catholic
Revival, with a special focus on France and Germany. She earned her B.A. in Comparative
Literary Traditions and German at the University of Dallas and her M.A. in Comparative
Literature at the University of Regensburg in Bavaria. At Illinois she teaches German
Language, Intro to Study Abroad, and literature classes ranging from a Western Literature
survey course to Viking Mythology to a course on Religion and Science Fiction.
Kelsey Coia is finishing her M.A. in ancient philology at the Polis Institute in Jerusalem. She
studied classics at Macalester College and has interests in Roman religious iconography.
Ms. Coia teaches Latin at Bishop O'Connell High School in Arlington, Virginia.
Knox Merkle is a lifelong resident of Moscow, ID. He graduated from New Saint Andrews College
in Moscow in 2021 with a B.A. in Liberal Arts and Culture and a Certificate of Music.
He is currently pursuing an M.A. in Theology and Letters from the same institution,
and he teaches Latin for Logos Online School.
Michael D. Boland is a Ph.D. candidate in Theology at the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies
on Marriage and Family at the Catholic University of America. He has earned a Master's
in Theological Studies at the Pontifical John Paul II Institute and a B.A. in Philosophy
and Theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville. His primary research interests
are in theological and philosophical anthropology, metaphysics, and the relationship
between ecclesiology and politics.
Austin Walker receives his Ph.D. from the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago
in March 2022. He wrote a dissertation entitled, "An Alexandrian Hermeneutic or Theology
in a Political Mode: A Study of the Political Philosophy of John Henry Newman." He
works on political and theological questions in the history of ideas. He is the assistant
director at the Lumen Christi Institute, and is also an instructor in the University
of Chicago's Basic Program of Continuing Liberal Education.