Colin M. McGuigan

Doctoral Student

Graduate Assistant


Email: Colin McGuigan


My research interests tend to revolve around religion and film, theology and culture, and philosophical theology. When I'm not reading, grading, teaching, or engaging in lively debate with my colleagues over movies and/or politics, I'm mucking around with my kids, dog, chickens, or ducks. When the world is too much with me, I enjoy climbing Guatemalan volcanoes.

Courses Taught

  • REL 103: Introduction to Religious and Theological Studies
  • REL 360: Christian Ethics
  • REL 372: Religion and Film


  • M.T.S., Duke University
  • B.A., History, University of Maryland Baltimore County

Scholarly Publications and Presentations


With Brad J. Kallenberg. “Ecclesial Practices.” The Oxford Handbook of the Epistemology of Theology. Ed. William J. Abraham and Frederick D. Aquino. To be published by the Oxford University Press, 2017.


Respondent for Department of Religious Studies Colloquium on Anthony Burke Smith, “Reconverting to Italy: War, Peace and Neorealist Films in 1940s America,” University of Dayton, Dayton, OH, October 21, 2016.

“Trees of Knowledge and of Life; or, Cinematic Riddling in the Films of Darren Aronofsky and Terrence Malick.” Paper presented at “Faith and Film,” the 2014 Baylor Symposium on Faith and Culture, Baylor University, Waco, TX, October 24, 2014.

“To See as God Sees: Epistemology of Theology and Ecclesial Practices.” Paper presented at the Brother Joseph W. Stander Symposium, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH, April 9, 2014.

“A Time to Every Purpose: A Theological Justification for Watching Immoral Movies.” Paper presented at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH, June 6, 2013.