Who are we?

In 2019, Macrina sprang from a network of relationships among philosophically inclined Christians nurtured on social media. As an online platform devoted to long-form analysis and reflection, we recognize the needs of our moment in the ironies at the heart of our own history as a journal. We live in an age of rapid change, attention disruption, and relentless stasis in action, a reality typified by the social networking sites where we founders and editors first came together. Our desire is to publish analyses, investigations, and explorations that find themselves arising from a similar place, a need to critically attend to a world driven by ecstatic dynamism. In doing so, we seek to better understand the conditions of contemporary life.

We need look no further than our namesake to underline our identity. Macrina the Younger is a fourth-century Christian saint known for her asceticism. Born to wealth, she founded a community in which free and enslaved alike enjoyed equal rights. Nurtured in an unequal world, Macrina devoted herself to the ascetical separation necessary to understand it, to rise above it. Above all, her commitment to philosophy as a way of life, as a broad engagement with the world in thought and deed informs our hopes. Our Macrina finds its cause and goal in this mission: to contemplate, to go beyond, and to make better—even if in small ways—the world as we find it now.

Statue of Saint Macrina the Younger in St Peter's Square
Statue of Saint Macrina the Younger in St Peter's Square

Meet our Editorial team

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Micah Enns-Dyck
Micah is a graduate student in Religious Studies at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, where he works on the philosophy of Gillian Rose.
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Kayla Robbins
Associate Editor
Kayla holds a MA and MPhil in Theology from the University of Edinburgh and University of Cambridge, respectively. She currently resides in Boston, MA.
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Chase Padusniak
Associate Editor
Chase is a doctoral candidate in English at Princeton University, where he specializes in medieval mystical literature.
Katherine Apostolacus
Associate Editor
Katherine is a doctoral student in Philosophy at Villanova University, where she works on sacramental metaphysics and liturgy.
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Kari Martin
Associate Editor
Kari is a doctoral student at the University of Chicago Divinity School, where she studies theology and philosophy of religion.
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Henry Barrett
Henry Barrett is a writer and bartender based in Chicago, who has a MA in the History of Christianity from the University of Chicago Divinity School.
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Austin Williams
Austin is a PhD Student in Philosophy at Boston College, where he studies Friedrich Schelling and Soren Kierkegaard.
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Ryan Carroll
Ryan is a PhD student in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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Anton Schauble
Anton holds a master's degree in philosophy from the Università del Sacro Cuore, Milan, Italy, where he studied ancient Greek philosophy and medieval Latin theology.