Lukas Hoffman

Graduate Student

Born and raised in Denver, Colorado, Lukas Hoffman graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder, with a Bachelors in German Studies and departmental honors of Magna cum Laude in May of 2016. His Honors Thesis was titled "Adorno and Augustine; Parallel Conceptions of Alienation and the Self," where he explored intersections in thought between Adorno's conception of alienated self-consciousness and Augustine's conception of the effects of original sin. Lukas' current research interests include Critical Theory and the Frankfurt School, specifically the work of Theodor Adorno and examining intersections in thought with theology. He plans to pursue further research with Adorno specifically, but also to continue to explore his general research interests of 18th- 20th century German philosophy, addressing questions of enlightenment and modernity, especially engaging Kant, Hegel, Marx, Nietzsche, Heidegger, and Benjamin as well as engaging 20th century theology and patristic theology, particularly in reference to its intersections with modern political thought and critique.