Dallas Callaway


Dr. Matthew Kirkpatrick



Research Area/s: 

Christian Ethics, Modern and Historical Theology


I am from Calgary, Alberta and I completed my BA (Honours) in Psychology, earning First Class Honours, at the University of Calgary with a thesis on language acquisition and affective paralanguage in children. I then completed an MA in Clinical Psychology at Louisiana State University, earning distinction with a thesis on ambivalence and emotional phenomenology in individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia. I then worked as a disability services consultant as well as a research and academic administrator and completed an MSc in Philosophy, Science and Religion at the University of Edinburgh. My MSc dissertation was awarded with distinction and juxtaposed Kierkegaard’s conception of selfhood with that of ‘Left Hegelianism.’ I began my DPhil at Magdalen College in Michaelmas 2020. 



Select Publications:

Callaway, Dallas A. “Review of ‘The Severity of God: Religion and Philosophy Reconceived’ by Paul K. Moser.” Journal of the Oxford Graduate Theological Society, no. 2 (in press).

Cohen, Alex S., Dallas A. Callaway, and Tracey L. Auster. “Schizophrenia.” In The Oxford Handbook of Depression and Comorbidity, edited by C. Steven Richards and Michael W. O’Hara, 236–53. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014.


Callaway, Dallas A. “Two Ships Passing in the Night? A Historical Analysis of Nietzsche’s Inauspicious ‘Non-Engagement’ with the Writings of Kierkegaard with Respect to Truth” (under review).

Callaway, Dallas A. “Kierkegaard’s Relation to Nihilism and the Point of View of ‘Left Hegelianism’” (under review).

Cohen, Alex S., Tracey L. Auster, Dallas A. Callaway, Rebecca K. MacAulay, and Kyle S. Minor. “Neurocognitive Underpinnings of Language Disorder: Contrasting Schizophrenia and Mood Disorders.” Journal of Experimental Psychopathology 5, no. 4 (December 2014): 492–502.

Callaway, Dallas A., Diana O. Perkins, Scott W. Woods, Lu Liu, and Jean Addington. “Movement Abnormalities Predict Transitioning to Psychosis in Individuals at Clinical High Risk for Psychosis.” Schizophrenia Research 159, no. 2–3 (November 2014): 263–266.

Callaway, Dallas A., Alex S. Cohen, Russell A. Matthews, and Thomas Dinzeo, “Schizotypal Personality Questionnaire Brief Revised: Psychometric Replication and Extension.” Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment 5, no. 1 (January 2014): 32–38.

Berman, Jared M., Susan A. Graham, Dallas A. Callaway, and Craig G. Chambers. “Preschoolers Use Emotion in Speech to Learn New Words.” Child Development 84, no. 5 (September/October 2013): 1791–1805.

Cohen, Alex S., Sean C. Morrison, and Dallas A. Callaway. “Computerized Facial Analysis for Understanding Constricted/Blunted Affect: Initial Feasibility, Reliability, and Validity Data.” Schizophrenia Research 148, no. 1–3 (August 2013): 111-116.

Cohen, Alex S., Dallas A. Callaway, Gina M. Najolia, Jeff T. Larsen, and Gregory P. Strauss. “On ‘Risk’ and Reward: Investigating State Anhedonia in Psychometrically Defined Schizotypy and Schizophrenia.” Journal of Abnormal Psychology 121, no. 2 (May 2012): 407–415.

Academic Interests: 

Søren Kierkegaard; Christian ethics; modern theology; historical theology; selfhood/despair; love; divine severity; nihilism

Academic Related Activities: 


Callaway, Dallas A. “Death and Life are in the Power of the Tongue: Kierkegaard and Žižek on ‘Eloi, Eloi, Lema Sabachthani?’ or ‘My God, My God, Why Hast Thou Forsaken Me?’” Magdalen College Trinity Term Research Colloquium. Oxford, England (June 2021).

Callaway, Dallas A. “Engaging Political and Ethical Life from the Point of View of the Sickness unto Death: Kierkegaardian Selfhood and the Presupposition of God.” 2021 Postgraduate Conference of the Society for the Study of Christian Ethics. Oxford, England (March 2021).