Steven G Ogden is Research Fellow Charles Sturt University. He is a political theologian interested in the work of Judith Butler, Michel Foucault, and Mark C Taylor.
He has addressed the issues of power, violence, and entitlement. He published The Church, Authority, and Foucault (Routledge, 2017) examining the use of power in the church, through Foucault’s power/knowledge prism, focusing on epistemic hubris and the sanctification of obedience. Subsequently, he published Violence, Entitlement, and Politics (Routledge, 2021) identifying entitlement as predominantly a masculine gender pattern characterised by proprietorial thinking. In this, the biopolitical milieu exacerbates the link between fear and violence.
Steven is now exploring the theme of entitlement further in relation to the deployment of sexuality, using the work of John Locke, Étienne Balibar, and Saidiya Hartman.