Stephanie Brenzel is a Ph.D. Candidate specializing in Modern Jewish Thought. Before coming to Northwestern, she earned her B.A. in German and Religious Studies from Rhodes College. She is currently finishing her dissertation entitled "As Strong as Death: Franz Rosenzweig’s Philosophy of Love in The Star of Redemption" under the direction of Kenneth Seeskin. The goal of the dissertation is to unpack how Rosenzweig used the concept of love to radically change the idealist epistemological, ontological, and logical frameworks in his philosophical system. Stephanie has spent the past year doing archival work for her dissertation. She was awarded a Northwestern Research Grant and the Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy Fund Research Grant to conduct research at Universität Kassel and Dartmouth College. Other research interests include German idealism, German romanticism and Holocaust theology.