Eugene McCarraher is an Associate Professor of Humanities. He is currently the acting assistant director of the Honors Program, and recently completed two years as an Ann Quinn Welsh Fellow in Honors. Before arriving at Villanova in 2000 he taught at Rutgers and the University of Delaware; he has also been a visiting instructor at Princeton. In 2005-2006, he was a Charles Ryskamp Fellow of the American Council of Learned Societies. His research interests include U. S. cultural, intellectual, religious, and economic history, as well as the relations among theology, politics, and economics. Based in the humanities department, where he teaches courses in culture and economics, politics and literature, and traditions of radicalism, he also teaches courses in modern U. S. history, the history of capitalism, and, for the Peace and Justice program, "Peace and Peacemakers." In addition to publishing in scholarly journals, his book reviews and essays have appeared in Books and Culture,Commonweal, Dissent, the Nation, In These Times, the Chicago Tribune, the Hedgehog Review, and Raritan. His first book, Christian Critics: Religion and the Impasse in Modern American Social Thought, was published by Cornell University Press in 2000; his second book, the manuscript of which he has just completed, will be entitled The Enchantments of Mammon: Capitalism as the Religion of Modernity. Having had a long and happy informal relationship with CPJE, he looks forward to working more closely with colleagues and students there, focusing in particular on issues related to economics, technology, property, and utopian thinking.