Ali Mctar

Ali Mctar of Chula Vista, CA earned his B.A. in a contract major in Critical Theory from Williams College in 2013 before joining the Princeton English Department in 2015. His intellectual interests include radical religious literature, political theology, critical theory, philosophical aesthetics, the Gothic, psychoanalysis, law and literature, and early modern studies. His focus area in the future will be antinomianism, a freedom loving political theology that seeks to delink us from law, whether it be statutory or theological. To this end, he imagines his future research will be concerned with 17th-century English antinomian writers, 18th-century German theories of genius, naiveté, and grace, and Buddhist antinomianism and the cultural forms it sponsors. Ali also enjoys writing and reading poetry.