Kenneth Reinhard is a Professor of English, Comparative Literature and Jewish Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. A prominent scholar of early modern English literature, psychoanalysis, Judaism and philosophy, he is the author, with Slavoj Zizek and Eric Santner of The Neighbor: Three Inquiries in Political Theology (U. of Chicago Press, 2005), and with Julia Reinhard Lupton, of After Oedipus: Shakespeare in Psychoanalysis (Cornell UP, 1993), as well as articles on Freud, Lacan, Levinas, Henry James, Jewish Studies, and the Bible. He has edited a special issue of Jouvert: A Journal of Postcolonialism on Religion with Julia Reinhard Lupton. Currently he is writing a book on the ethics of the neighbor in religion (Torah, Talmud, and Patristic writings), philosophy (Kant, Kierkegaard, Adorno, Rosenzweig, and Levinas), and psychoanalysis (Freud and Lacan) for Princeton University Press.
In May 2009 he presented a lecture (The Cosmopolitan Neighborhood: Political Theological Models for Living in an Open World) at the Portland Center for Public Humanities.