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Member · Chicago, IL

Emily King ’19 is a graduate student at the University of Chicago Divinity School, where she was awarded the Elsa Marty Fellowship in Ministry. She holds a B.A. in English with distinction from Stanford University. She also studied literature and philosophy at the University of Oxford. At Stanford, she was awarded the Robert M. Golden Medal for Excellence in the Humanities for her honors thesis “Poetry as Decreation: Impersonality and Grace in T.S. Eliot and Simone Weil.” Emily has presented papers at the American Literature Association, the T.S. Eliot Society, and the American Weil Society. She has worked at Commonweal Magazine, Philosophy Talk, the Sacramento Bee, and Stanford’s Arts Intensive and Structured Liberal Education (SLE) programs. Most recently, she was a Summer Fellow at the Zephyr Institute.

Most life-altering primary text read during university: Simone Weil, Waiting for God

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