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

Sabrina Bungash

Philosophy and Literature, Existential Phenomenology, Political Theory and Race Theory
Robert Clafin Existentialism, phenomenology, aesthetics, ethics, philosophy of religion, Spinoza, Feuerbach, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Levinas
Will Conway Bio-politics, Foucault, Deleuze-Guattari, Philosophy of Disability, Critical Theory (esp. Marcuse), French Nietzscheanism, and Existentialism (esp. Sartre)
Austin Cottrell
Fraser Fontane Interdisciplinary focus on Psychology and Philosophy, Psychoanalysis (Esp. Jungian perspectives), Philosophy of Psychology, Nietzsche, Phenomenology, Existentialism.
Joshua Gilliland
Tate Hudson Phenomenology (esp. Heidegger and Merleau-Ponty), Cross-Cultural Existentialism, Eastern theory/praxis (esp. Zen Buddhism), Lucretius, Heraclitus, Iain McGilchrist
Lillianne John Critical Theory (Habermas), Critical Traditions of Indian Philosophy (Ambedkar), Feminist Epistemology & Metaphysics, Philosophical Theology, Philosophy of Technology, Postcolonial Theory, Queer Theory, Theories of Absence (Buddhist & Nyāya Epistemologies) and Praxis
Wade Larison 19th and 20th Century Continental Philosophy, Existentialism, Phenomenology (Esp. Heidegger), Speculative Realism, Contemporary Ontology, Social and Political Philosophy
Tiffany Race Theory (including psychoanalytic, ethical, political, sex, desire, feminist, post-colonial, critical, and media); Lacan, Deleuze, Hegel, and Kant.
Derek Saldanha The Early Phenomenological movement, especially the work of Edith Stein and Hedwig Conrad-Martius, and its influence on the Philosophical Hermeneutics of Hans-Geog Gadamer and Paul Ricoeur
Gabriela Sanchez German Idealism (esp. Kant & Hegel), Phenomenology of Place, Feminist Phenomenology, Aesthetics, Contemporary French Philosophy
Adam Strakna Post-Structuralism, Anarchist Political Philosophy, Post-Anarchism and Max Stirner
Patrick Weller Levinas, 19th and 20th Century Continental Philosophy, Ethics, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Religion, Social and Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, History of Philosophy
Ph.D. Students
Gizem Atalay Metaphysics, Enlightenment and Metaphilosophy
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 (ABD)
Dissertation: "Cartesian Diagrammatics: Figures of Modal Transgression in Descartes's Early Writings" (directed by Dr. Daniel Selcer); Diagrammatics, Early Modern Philosophy, Phenomenology
Gaia Ferrari German Idealism (esp. Hegel), 20th Century French Philosophy, Phenomenology (esp. Merleau-Ponty), Post-Structuralism (esp. Deleuze & Derrida)
Magdalena Brown (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
Devon Hawkins (ABD) Dissertation: "Eudaimonism and Postmodern Identity" (directed by Dr. Fred Evans); 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)
Onur Kokerer Kant, Hegel, Critical Theory, Dialectics, Phenomenology, Hermeneutics (esp. Ricoeur), Philosophy of History (esp. Koselleck), Social & Political Philosophy, Social Theory
Michael Kramer (ABD)
Dissertation: Manifestation and Revelation of Psyche: The Aesthetic and Noetic Sense(s) of Psychedelic Phenomenology (directed by Dr. Jay Lampert); Philosophy of Mysticism and Religious Experience; Consciousness Studies; Phenomenology, Existentialism, Hermeneutics; Rhetoric, Literary Theory and Criticism
Christopher Lutz (ABD)
"Aristotle's Division of the Sciences" (directed by Dr, Kelly Arenson); 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
Elizabete Mezinska
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
Michael-Francis Polios
Early-modern and contemporary political philosophy, Spinoza, history of materialism, and nineteenth century German thought
John Henry Reilly Philosophy of Time, Phenomenology (esp. Heidegger, Husserl, and Hans Jonas), History and Philosophy of Mathematics and Science, Early Modern Rationalism, Ethics (esp. Meta-Ethics, Virtue & Responsibility Ethics, and Bioethics)
Mine Sak (ABD)
Dissertation: " ‘Repeat a Little' ": Pursing Freedom in Deleuze's Difference and Repetition" (directed by Dr. Jay Lampert); Continental Philosophy and Phenomenology (esp. Heidegger), Post-structuralism, Ancient Greek philosophy, German idealism (esp. Hegel), History of Philosophy
Zachary Slanger (ABD)
Dissertation: "Theorizing the Self: A Laplanchian Reading of Autobiography in Augustine, Rousseau, and Freud" (directed by Dr. Tom Eyers); Philosophy of Sex and Sexuality; German idealism; French Existential Phenomenology; Queer Theory; Feminist Philosophy; Philosophy and Literature
Sparkles Stanford Plato, Nietzsche, Marx, Deleuze, Politics, Ontology, Philosophy of Music
Thomas Szwedska (ABD)
Dissertation: "Difference and Alterity in Hegel and Deleuze": (directed by Dr. Jay Lampert); 18th-20th Century French & German Philosophy; Critical Ontology; Social & Political Thought
Mitch Thiessen Heidegger, Kant, Schmitt; Philosophy of Education and Law; Mathematical Logic; Metaphysics
Kimberly Tucker
Phenomenology (esp. Husserl, Heidegger, and Merleau-Ponty), Critical Phenomenology, History and Philosophy of Medicine, Medical Humanities, Health Care Ethics
Jurgis Viningas Ontology, Aesthetics, Political Philosophy; Spinoza, Kant, Merleau-Ponty, Deleuze