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Current Graduate Students

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MA Students

Colin Bodayle Heidegger, phenomenology, Hegel, Marx, Kant, Nietzsche, ancient philosophy (esp. Plato, Aristotle, Presocratics), history of science, philosophy of nature
Nicholas Brown Lacan and the history of psychoanalysis, Nietzsche, Heidegger, 20th-century Analytic philosophy, literary and critical theory, logic
Adam Burnfin Plato, Aristotle, Kant, Hegel, Marx, Freud, Deleuze
Thomas Cantone German idealism (esp. Kant, Hegel) and romanticism, the German Enlightenment and its critics, critical theory, Marx, post-modernity and post-modern literature, Jameson, Brecht
Albert Carver
Anthony Celi ethics (esp. self-ownership and non-aggression), Kantian epistemology and metaphysics, phenomenology (esp. Husserl and Heidegger), political philosophy (esp. anarchism)
Travis Dandy political philosophy, post-Marxism, Ernesto Laclau, Antonio Gramsci, Chantal Mouffe, critical theory, Hegel, ethics, bioethics
Luke Schumacher ontology, materialism, philosophy of problems; a dispersed group of philosophers, Heidegger most intensively
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
Ryne Tobar history of philosophy, political philosophy, existentialism, critical theory
Trey Weise philosophy of art, hermeneutics, and post-structuralism
Kimberly Zwez phenomenology (Husserl, Heidegger), philosophy of religion (esp. Kant, Hegel, and Nietzsche), history of modern philosophy, philosophy of logic
PhD Students
Gizem Atalay metaphysics, Enlightenment and metaphilosophy
Thomas Ball ancient philosophy and the intersection of theory and practice
Roland Carspecken 19th-century and contemporary French and German philosophy: on language, communication, intersubjectivity and social theory
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
Jeff Lambert early modern philosophy, contemporary French philosophy, questions of intimacy, philosophy of gender, race, and sexuality
Mackenzie Lefoster phenomenology, postmodernism, medieval philosophy, applied philosophy, theories of language and meaning, philosophy of gender and race, and ethics
Peter Libbey German idealism, contemporary French philosophy, and intercultural philosophy
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
Alessio Rotundo phenomenology (Husserl, Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty), contemporary hermeneutics (Gadamer)
Mine Sak continental philosophy and phenomenology (esp. Heidegger), post-structuralism, ancient Greek philosophy, German ideology (esp. Hegel), history of philosophy
Norman Schultz Hegel and German idealism
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
Frank Smecker German idealism, psychoanalysis, structuralism, film & literature studies and the narrative form
Bethany Somma Platonism, Arabic philosophy, Nietzsche, philosophy and adoption
Joe Tighe ontology, epistemology
PhD Students (ABD)
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
Boram Jeong "Theory of Subjectification in GIlles Deleuze". Contemporary French philosophy (Bergson, Deleuze), subjectivity, temporality, philosophy of gender and race
Andrew Jussaume "Schelling's 'Ages of the World': The Beginning of the Beginning". Schelling and German idealism
Martin Krahn "Externality in Hegel's Philosophy of Nature". German idealism, philosophy of nature, Marx and Marxism, history and philosophy of science
Fergus Laughland "Paul Ricoeur's Hermeneutics of the Self: Living in the Truth".
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
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