Joseph A. Fisher

Joseph A. Fisher

Research Interest


M.Phil., Religion, Columbia University, 2016
M.A., Religion, Columbia University, 2015
B.A., Religious Studies, Franklin and Marshall College, 2013


Joseph is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Religion at Columbia University. He earned a B.A. (2013) from Franklin and Marshall College in Religious Studies before earning an M.A. (2015) and M.Phil. (2016) in Religion at Columbia University. His training is in the fields of North American Religions and Philosophy of Religion with a focus on the intersection of religion and technology. His dissertation research concentrates on the human enhancement debate in public bioethics and how the rhetoric of human nature operates within this discourse. Joseph's research is inspired by the ways in which scientific theories and technologies (real and speculative) shape understandings of what it means to be human and what it might mean in the future