Visiting Faculty Profile 2012-2014

Elizabeth Kolsky

Elizabeth Kolsky

Elizabeth Kolsky is an Associate Professor of History and Director of Asian Studies. She teaches courses on South Asian history, colonial and post-colonial studies, and gender theory. She is currently working on a book about law and violence on the northwest frontier of British India. Recent book publications include Colonial Justice in British India: White Violence and the Rule of Law (Cambridge University Press, 2010) and Fringes of Empire: People, Places and Spaces in Colonial India, co-edited with Sameetah Agha (Oxford University Press, 2009).

James Wetzel

James Wetzel

Jim Wetzel holds the Augustinian Endowed Chair at Villanova University, where he is also a professor of philosophy. Prior to coming to Villanova in 2005, Dr. Wetzel taught for many years at Colgate University, a liberal arts college in Upstate New York. He has held visiting appointments at Notre Dame, Princeton, and Brown. His intellectual (and existential) interests lie at the intersection of philosophy and the religious life, and he has given a great deal of thought to the nature of philosophical piety and the peculiar expression that this piety takes in Augustinian Platonism. He has written three books on Augustine and Augustinian themes and edited a collection of essays on City of God. His teaching interests have taken him into SCI Graterford, where he has been regular presence in Villanova’s program there since the Spring of 2007, and into Bartley Hall, where he has taught VSB courses with his good friend and colleague, Ron Hill, a professor of marketing and business law and a recent faculty fellow at CPJE. A guiding ambition of Dr. Wetzel’s time at CPJE will be to consult with the regular faculty there about sharpening the focus of a projected new course, The Philosophy of the Social Venture, on peace and justice. This is a course whose design has so far been the collaborative work of visionary graduate students in philosophy and business. It is due to have its inaugural run in the Spring of 2015, where it will be taught by Drs. Wetzel and Hill on campus in VSB and conjointly at SCI Graterford. The basic ambition of the course is to offer a forum for attending to the ties between economy, social vision, and spiritual formation and thereby revisiting, in a community of unfixed possibilities, the true business of business.

 

 

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Elizabeth Kolsky and James Wetzel