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Current Graduate Students

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M.A. Students

Christopher Ansell Phenomenology, Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty, Philosophy of Religion, Nietzsche, Absurdism, Camus
Andrew Blough Philosophy of Time; Nihilism; Physis & Metaphysics in Process Philosophy; Kant, Schelling, Nietzsche, Whitehead, Heidegger, Deleuze, Stiegler; Community
Colin Bodayle Heidegger, Phenomenology, Hegel, Marx, Kant, Nietzsche, Ancient Philosophy (esp. Plato, Aristotle, Presocratics), History of Science, Philosophy of Nature
Robin Boddie 20th Century French & German, Phenomenology, Heidegger and Philosophy of Science
Adam Burnfin Plato, Aristotle, Kant, Hegel, Marx, Freud, Deleuze
Albert Carver
William Cox Critical Philosophical Historiography (esp. Agamben, Heidegger, Schürmann, Foucault), Post-Marxism (esp. Benjamin, Debord), Phenomenology, German Idealism, Aristotle
Travis Dandy Political Philosophy, post-Marxism, Ernesto Laclau, Antonio Gramsci, Chantal Mouffe, Critical Theory, Hegel, Ethics, Bioethics
Martin Fitzgerald Philosophy of Art, Metaphysics
Alexander Griffin Phenomenology, Continental Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Merleau-Ponty, Husserl, Kant, and Heidegger
Nicholas Mendigorin Nietzsche, Bergson, Deleuze, Foucault, Irigaray, Guattari, Braidotti, 20th Century French Philosophy, Schizoanalysis, Critical Theory, Perspectivism, Feminism, Gender Studies, Queer Theory, Post-Structuralism, Anti-Humanism
Zachary Slocum Kierkegaard, Foucault, German Idealism, Phenomenology, Philosophy of Literature
Jacob Smith Philosophy of Religion, Aesthetics, and the Philosophy of Time
Josh Sturman Social Political Philosophy (esp. Marxism, feminism, post-colonial studies), Existentialism (esp. Heidegger, Buber), Plato, Virtue Ethics
Iziah Topete Kant and Hegel; Philosophy of Place, Space and Time; Historiography of Science; Latin American Philosophy
Brennan Van Spankeren Contemporary French & German Philosophy, Phenomenology, Hermeneutics, Ontology, Intersubjectivity, Kant
Trey Weise Philosophy of Art, Hermeneutics, and Post-Structuralism
Sean Wilson Phenomenology, Social/Political Theory, Environmental Ethics, Feminist Philosophy, Philosophical Approaches to Intellectual Disability
Ph.D. Students
Gizem Atalay Metaphysics, Enlightenment and Metaphilosophy
Roland Carspecken 19th-century and contemporary French and German philosophy: on language, communication, intersubjectivity and social theory
Daniel Cook 20th Century Continental, Philosophy of Time, Political Philosophy
Paul DiGeorgio 19th- and 20th-century French and German philosophy: Epistemology, and Phenomenology
Magdalena Figiel Early Modern Philosophy, History and Philosophy of Science, some ancient Greek Philosophy
Alexander Gorman Phenomenology, Psychoanalysis, and Deconstruction
Devon Hawkins History of Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, German idealism, Phenomenology, Logic, and Ethics
Aaron Higgins-Brake Ancient and Medieval Philosophy (esp. Neoplatonism)
Fr. François Kodena Political Philosophy, Kemetic Maatism, Egyptology, Afrosofia, Philosophical Corporeality, and History of Philosophy
Michael Kramer Philosophy of Mysticism and Religious Experience; Consciousness Studies; Phenomenology, Existentialism, Hermeneutics; Rhetoric, Literary Theory and Criticism
Mackenzie Lefoster Phenomenology, Postmodernism, Medieval Philosophy, Applied Philosophy, Theories of Language and Meaning, Philosophy of gender and race, and ethics
Christopher Lutz Ancient Philosophy, Plato, Ontology, Philosophy of Art
Tristana Martin-Rubio Phenomenology
Ellen Moysan Phenomenology, French and German contemporary philosophy, Hermeneutics, Philosophy of Music, Psychoanalysis
Jiho Oh German idealism, contemporary French philosophy, Post-modern Ontology, Modern and Contemporary Ethics
Mine Sak Continental Philosophy and Phenomenology (esp. Heidegger), Post-structuralism, Ancient Greek philosophy, German idealism (esp. Hegel), History of Philosophy
Zachary Slanger Philosophy of sex and sexuality, German idealism (esp. Schelling and Hegel), French existential phenomenology (esp. Sartre and de Beauvoir), Psychoanalysis (esp. Freud, Ferenczi, Lacan, and Laplanche), Queer theory, Feminist Philosophy, Philosophy and Literature, Pessimism/tragedy in Philosophy
Thomas Szwedska 18th-20th Century French & German Philosophy (Deleuze & Guattari, Lyotard, Nietzsche, Kant), Critique, Ontology, Social & Political Thought
Joe Tighe Ontology, Epistemology
Kimberly Tucker Phenomenology (Hegel, Husserl, Heidegger); Alain Badiou & Set Theory
Ph.D. Candidates (“ABD”)
Thomas Ball “Cultivating Eliot’s Historical Sense: Eliotic Time and The Waste Land’s Response to Alienation”; philosophy and literature, ancient philosophy, the intesection of theory and practice
Karim Barakat “On Hypothetical Contracts.” History of political philosophy, critiques of liberalism, Foucault, contemporary Arabic philosophy
Minglai Dong “To the Effort Itself: A Phenonemological Study of the Theory on Moral Effort of the Yangming School.” Phenomenology, semiotics, and Confucian ethics
Derek Elliott “Analyzing Irrationality: A Study on the Identification of Irrational Actions Concerning Their Possibility, Etiology, and Motivations.”
Jacob Greenstine “‘He Who Knows Not and Knows He Knows Not’: The Problem of Not-Being in Aristotle's Philosophy.” Ancient philosophy (esp. Aristotle’s theoretical philosophy), German idealism (esp. Hegel), early modern sciences, and contemporary materialisms and realisms
Martin Krahn “Externality in Hegel’s Philosophy of Nature.” German idealism, philosophy of nature, critical theory, history and philosophy of science
Jeff Lambert "Relations and Folds in Leibniz"; early modern philosophy, contemporary French philosophy, questions of intimacy, philosophy of gender, race, and sexuality
Matthew Lovett “Deleuze, Lacan, and the Idea of Sexual DIfference.” Deleuze, Hegel, Lacan & psychoanalysis, philosophy of art, feminist & queer theory
Michael Mburu “Henry Odera Oruku and the Right to a Human Minimum: A Sagacious-Ethical Quest for Global Justice.” African philosophy (ethics), Aristotle, Aquinas and Lonergan
Sıla Özkara “Circle of Circles: Rethinking Idealism through Hegel’s Epistemology.” German idealism, early modern philosophy, theories of cognition, language
Alessio Rotundo “The Mediation of Being: The Problem of Nature in the Phenomenology of Merleau-Ponty”; phenomenology (Husserl, Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty), contemporary hermeneutics (Gadamer)
Norman Schultz "Semantic Realism and History: The Brandom-Habermas Controversy and Hegel's Historicism." Hegel and German Idealism.
Bethany Somma “Non-Rationality and Philosophical Progress: An Historical Investigation Into the Neoplatonism of Ibn Tufayl’s Hayy Ibn Yaqzan”; Platonism, Arabic philosophy, Nietzsche, philosophy and adoption
Kelsey Ward “A Commentary on Cicero’s De finibus.” Ancient Greek and Roman philosophy, ethics
Paul Zipfel “The Appearance of the Other Ego in Edmund Husserl’s Phenomenology.” Phenomenology, intersubjectivity, forgiveness, and evil