My name is Jared Highlen and I am a recent Ph.D. in Philosophy at Boston College. I also received my B.A. in History and Philosophy at Wheaton College, and my M.A. in Philosophy at Boston College.

My research interests include hermeneutics and phenomenology, social and political philosophy, and philosophy of religion. My current project pursues a systematic reading of Hannah Arendt’s political thought on the basis of philosophical hermeneutics.

I also serve as Director of Media for the Guestbook Project, a nonprofit led by Professors Richard Kearney and Sheila Gallagher whose mission is to promote peacebuilding through storytelling.

I’m also a long-time musician (bass guitar) and enjoy reading, mixing cocktails, watching TV dramas, and listening to blues music.