Current Graduate Students

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M.A. Students

Ryan Adams

Critical Theory, Phenomenology, Kyoto School, Philosophy of Religion, Early Christian thought, Medieval Buddhism

Mary Brown

Contemporary French Philosophy, Existentialism, Philosophy of Religion, Social and Political Philosophy, Levinas, Sartre, and De Beauvoir

Anthony Casadonte

Phenomenologies, Postmodernisms, Psychoanalysis, Critical Theory, Affect Theory, Animism, Anarchism, Intersubjectivity, Embodiment, Transcendence, Immanence, Daoism, Madhyamaka, Comparative Philosophy

Brian Cordero

Post-structualism, philosophy of psychiatry, hyperreality, philosophy of technology, Baudrillard, social ecology, Timothy Morton, hyperobjects, anarchist theory
Angela Dibelka Animal and Environmental Ethics, Ethnography and Philosophy of Literature
Robert Diehl (MA/JD) Jurisprudence, Epistemology, Subjectivity, Hegel, Dialectics, Marxist & post-Marxist Philosophy, Lacanian & Deleuzian Psychoanalysis, Althusser, Zygmunt Bauman, Fredric Jameson, Karl Maton, Mark Fisher
Alexandria Fricks 19th and 20th century Continental philosophy (esp. Beauvoir, Sartre and Hegel), Phenomenology, Existential feminism, Queer phenomenology, Critical theory, Intersubjectivity (esp. Frondizi)
Peter Heft Contemporary French philosophy (esp. Deleuze, Guattari, Foucault, Bataille, Baudrillard), Nietzsche, Heidegger, Critical Theory, Object-Oriented Ontology (esp. Harman and Bryant), Accelerationism and post-politics (esp. Land and the CCRU)
Suhyeon Hwang 19th and 20th Century Continental Philosophy (esp. Foucault, Kant, Heidegger, and Merleau-Ponty), Social & Political Philosophy, Social Epistemology
Jacob Joyce Kant, History of Logical Empiricism, German Aufklarung, Philosophy of Language
Jeremiah Noonan Plato, Aristotle, Phenomenology, and History of Ontology
Patrick Pender Psychoanalysis, Freud, Lacan, Kristeva, Deleuze, Baudrillard; Pre- and Post-War French thought, Sartre, Camus, Althusser, Debord, Foucault; Metaphysics; 18th-20th century German thought, Marx, Nietzsche, Kant, Hegel, Schelling; Marxism; Critical Theory; Feminist Philosophy; Media Studies; Postmodernism and Post-structuralism
Tiffany Race Theory (including psychoanalytic, ethical, political, sex, desire, feminist, post-colonial, critical, and media); Lacan, Deleuze, Hegel, and Kant.
Kyle Rodewald (MA/JD) Stoics (Epictetus, Marcus Aurelius), Camus, Sartre, Nietzsche
Jacob Sanders Nietzsche, Heidegger, Bataille, Foucault, Adorno; Phenomenology, Psychoanalysis, Nihilism, Marxism, Philosophy of History, Critical Theory
Brennan Van Spankeren Contemporary French & German philosphy, phenomenology, hermeneutics, ontology, intersubjectivity, Kant.
Dongke Tu Phenomenology, Phenomenology of Music (esp. Symphonic and Orchestral Music), Existential Philosophy, Hermeneutics, Heidegger, Gadamer, Derrida; Leading topics of Phenomenological Turn of prospective development on music
Bradley Waldraff Secular desire, subjectivity, Ethics, Political Theory (esp. Marxism), temporality
Molly Wallace

Lacanian psychoanalysis; Early Christianity and Gnosticism; Augustine; historical and ontological inflection points; Critical Theory

Ph.D. Students
Gizem Atalay Metaphysics, Enlightenment and Metaphilosophy
Thomas Ball (ABD)
Dissertation: "Cultivating Eliot's Historical Sense: Eliotic Time and The Waste Land's Response to Alienation" (directed by Dr. Tom Eyers); Philosophy & Literature, Ancient Philosophy, the intersection of theory and practice
Jaclyn Berg Social and political philosophy, philosophy of economics, phenomenology, morals, and ethics
Roland Carspecken (ABD)
Dissertation: "Illocution and Dialectic: Foundations of an Immanent Critique of Speech Act Theory in Hegel's Philosophy of Language" (directed by Dr. Jay Lampert); 19th-century and contemporary French and German philosophy
Eva Chrysochoou 19th and 20th century Continental Philosophy (existentialism, aesthetics, phenomenology), history of philosophy
Daniel Cook Diagrammatics, Early Modernism, Phenomenology
Paul DiGeorgio (ABD)
Dissertation: "A Phenomenology of Religious Conversion" (directed by Dr. James Swindal); 19th- and 20th-century French and German philosophy: Epistemology, Phenomenology
Gaia Ferrari German Idealism (esp. Hegel), 20th Century French Philosophy, Phenomenology (esp. Merleau-Ponty), Post-Structuralism (esp. Deleuze & Derrida)
Magdalena Figiel (ABD)
Dissertation: "Desire and Limitation in the Philosophy of Aristotle (directed by Dr. Ron Polansky); Ancient Greek Philosophy; Early Modern Philosophy, History and Philosophy of Science
Mackenzie Foster Phenomenology, Postmodernism, Medieval Philosophy, Applied Philosophy, Theories of Language and Meaning, Philosophy of gender and race, and ethics
Alexander Gorman (ABD) Dissertation: "Figures of the State in Althusserian Marxism: 1966-1980" (directed by Dr. Tom Eyers); Phenomenology, Psychoanalysis, Deconstruction
Jacob Greenstine (ABD) Dissertation: "The Concept of Not-Being in Aristotle and his Predecessors" (directed by Dr. Ron Polansky); Ancient Philosophy; German Idealism; Early Modern
Emily Grice 19th-century German philosophy; Nietzsche, Leibniz, Wittgenstein; Metaphysics, Epistemology, Perspectivism, and Philosophy of Language
Devon Hawkins History of Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, German idealism, Phenomenology, Logic, and Ethics
Aaron Higgins-Brake (ABD)
Dissertation: "Form and Matter in Kant's Theoretical Philosophy" (directed by Dr. Jennifer Bates); German Idealism, Ancient Philosophy (especially Neoplatonism)

François Kodena, C.S.Sp. (ABD)

Dissertation: "Afrosphia: Knowledge and Method in Cheikh Anta Diop" (directed by Dr. Jay Lampert); Political Philosophy, Kemetic Maatism, Egyptology, corporeality

Onur Kokerer

Kant, Hegel, Critical Theory, Dialectics, Phenomenology, Hermeneutics (esp. Ricoeur), Philosophy of History (esp. Koselleck), Social & Political Philosophy, Social Theory
Michael Kramer Philosophy of Mysticism and Religious Experience; Consciousness Studies; Phenomenology, Existentialism, Hermeneutics; Rhetoric, Literary Theory and Criticism
Jeff Lambert (ABD)
Dissertation: "Relations and Folds in Leibniz" (directed by Dr. Daniel Selcer); Early Modern Philosophy, Contemporary French Philosophy, questions of intimacy, Philosophy of Gender, Race, and Sexuality
Christopher Lutz Ancient Philosophy, Plato, Ontology, Philosophy of Art
Millie Marshall History of Mathematics and Science, Phenomenology, Aesthetics, and Contemporary French Philosophy
Tristana Martin-Rubio (ABD)
Dissertation: "Time and Life in Merleau-Ponty's Philosophy" (directed by Dr. Fred Evans); Phenomenology
Ellen Moysan (ABD)
Dissertation: "Inner Song: Phenomenological Description of a Musical Object of Fantasy" (directed by Dr. Lanei Rodemeyer); Phenomenology, French and German contemporary philosophy, Hermeneutics, Philosophy of Music, Psychoanalysis
Jiho Oh (ABD)
Dissertation: "Hegel's Speculative Anthropology: A Study of Hegel's Theory of the Embodied Mind" (directed by Dr. Jennifer Bates); German Idealism, Contemporary French Philosophy, Postmodern Ontology, Modern & Contemporary Ethics
Sıla Özkara (ABD)
Dissertation: "Circle of Circles: Rethinking Idealism through Hegel's Epistemology" (directed by Dr. Tom Rockmore & Prof. Dr. Anton Koch); German Idealism, Early Modern Philosophy, theories of cognition and language
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
Sparkles Stanford Plato, Nietzsche, Marx, Deleuze, Politics, Ontology, Philosophy of Music
Thomas Szwedska 18th-20th Century French & German Philosophy (Deleuze & Guattari, Lyotard, Nietzsche, Kant), Critique, Ontology, Social & Political Thought
Kimberly Tucker Phenomenology, Critical Phenomenology and Medicine, Animal and Environmental Ethics
Jurgis Viningas Ontology, Aesthetics, Political Philosophy; Spinoza, Kant, Merleau-Ponty, Deleuze
Paul Zipfel (ABD)
Dissertation: "The Appearance of the Other Ego in Edmund Husserl's Phenomenology" (directed by Dr. Lanei Rodemeyer); Phenomenology, Intersubjectivity, forgiveness, evil