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The SSPC 37th Annual Symposium: Our Speakers

Dennis Schmidt

Dennis Schmidt is currently a Professor of Philosophy at Western Sydney University in Australia, and has previously taught at Penn State, Villanova, and SUNY-Binghamton. He is the editor of Contemporary Continental Philosophy Series, published by SUNY Press, and the author of numerous books and articles including Idiome der Wahrheit, published in 2014.

Walter Brogan

Walter Brogan is currently a Professor of Philosophy at Villanova University, and formerly was the editor of Epoché, co-director of SPEP, director of the Collegium Phaenomenologicum, and the co-founder of the Ancient Philosophy Society. He has authored and edited many books and articles, including Heidegger and Aristotle: The Twofoldness of Being, published in 2005.

Sara Brill

Sara Brill is currently a Professor of Philosophy at Fairfield University, having received her Ph.D. in 2004 from Pennsylvania State University. She is the author of Plato on the Limits of Human Life, published in 2013, and the co-editor of the forthcoming Antiquities beyond Humanism.

Shane Ewegen

Shane Ewegen is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Trinity College, having received his Ph.D. from Boston College in 2011. He is the author of Plato's Cratylus: The Comedy of Language, published in 2013, as well as numerous articles and book chapters.

Claudia Baracchi

Claudia Baracchi is the Professore Associato Confermato di Filosofia Morale at the Università di Milano-Bicocca. She is the Director of the Series Philo - Pratiche Filosofiche at Mimesis Edizione. She has authored numerous books and articles including Amicizia, published in 2016.

Jeffrey Powell

Jeffrey Powell is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Marshall University, who earned his Ph.D. from DePaul University. He is the author and editor of many works, including the recent English translation of Heidegger's The History of Beyng, published in 2015.

James Risser

James Risser is a Professor of Philosophy at Seattle University, and formerly taught at Villanova University. He has authored and edited numerous books and articles, including The Life of Understanding: A Contemporary Hermeneutics published in 2012. He has previously served as the Director for the Collegium Phaenomenologicum in 2007, and as Executive Co-Director of SPEP from 2004-2007.

Alejandro Vallega

Alejandro Vallega is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Oregon. He is the editor for Latin America of the World Philosophies series, published by Indiana University Press. He is also the President of the North America Society for Philosophical Hermeneutics. He has authored and edited numerous books and articles, including Latin American Philosophy from Identity to Radical Exteriority.

Bernard Freydberg

Bernard Freyberg is a Scholar in Residence at Duquesne University, and a Professor Emeritus at Slippery Rock University. He has authored and edited numerous books and articles including A Dark History of Modern Philosophy, published in 2017.

David F. Krell

David F. Krell is a Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at DePaul University. He has authored and edited many works, including Ecstasy, Catastrophe: Heidegger from Being and Time to the Black Notebooks, published in 2015.

Drew Hyland

Drew Hyland is the Charles A. Dana Professor of Philosophy at Trinity College. He has previously taught at Boston University and the New School. He previously served as the Director for the Collegium Phaenomenologicum in 2013. He has authored and edited many works, including Plato and the Question of Beauty, published in 2008.

Daniela Vallega-Neu

Daniela Vallega-Neu is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Oregon. She previously served as the Co-Director for the Collegium Phaenomenologicum in 2004 and 2016, and to Co-Organizer of the Western Phenomenology Conference from 2000-2010. She has authored and edited many works including Heidegger's Poetic Writings: From Contributions to Philosophy to The Event, published in 2018.

Peg Birmingham

Peg Birmingham is a Professor of Philosophy at DePaul University. She is the Editor for Philosophy Today, and co-editor for the book series Incitements, published by Edinburgh University Press. She previously served as the Director for the Collegium Phaenomenologicum in 2009. She has authored and edited many works, including Hannah Arendt and Human Rights: The Predicament of Common Responsibility, published in 2006.

Charles Scott

Charles Scott is a Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Vanderbilt University, as well as the Founder and Director of the Vanderbilt University Center for Ethics. He has authored and edited many works, including Living with Indifference, published in 2007.

Michael Naas

Michael Naas is a Professor of Philosophy at DePaul University, and the Managing Editor of the Oxford Literary Review. He is the author of numerous books, articles, and chapters, including The End of the World and Other Teachable Moments: Jacques Derrida's Final Seminar, published in 2015.

Miguel de Beistegui

Miguel de Beistegui is a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Warwick. He is the author of numerous books, articles, and chapters including The Government of Desire: A Genealogy of the Liberal Subject, published in 2018.

Jason Wirth

Jason Wirth is a Professor of Philosophy at Seattle University. He was the co-editor of the Comparative and Continental Philosophy Book Series, published by Northwestern University Press, from 2012-2016. He has authored numerous books and articles including, Mountains, Rivers, and the Great Earth: Reading Gary Snyder and Dōgen in an Age of Ecological Crisis, published in 2017.