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Current Graduate Students

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M.A. Students

Stephen Beroes-Timmis Metaphysics of the Soul and Phenomenology of Mind through the Neoplatonist Perspective
Robin Boddie 20th Century French & German, Phenomenology, Heidegger and Philosophy of Science
Anthony Casadonte Phenomenologies, Postmodernisms, Psychoanalysis, Critical Theory, Affect Theory, Animism, Anarchism, Intersubjectivity, Embodiment, Transcendence, Immanence, Daoism, Madhyamaka, Comparative Philosophy
Angela Dibelka Animal and Environmental Ethics, Ethnography and Philosophy of Literature
Alexander Dolabi Lacanian psychoanalysis, German idealism, the critique of capitalism and non-capitalism, language, time, topology
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)
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
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
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
Kristen Tolo Continental Philosophy, Sartre, Kierkegaard, Existentialism, German Idealism (esp. Hegel), and Ethics.
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
Brennan Van Spankeren Contemporary French & German Philosophy, Phenomenology, Hermeneutics, Ontology, Intersubjectivity, Kant
Molly Wallace

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

Ph.D. Students (pre-ABD)
Gizem Atalay Metaphysics, Enlightenment and Metaphilosophy
Jaclyn Berg Social and political philosophy, philosophy of economics, phenomenology, morals, and ethics
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
Emily Grice 19th-century German philosophy; Nietzsche, Leibniz, Wittgenstein; Metaphysics, Epistemology, Perspectivism, and Philosophy of Language
Alexander Gorman Phenomenology, Psychoanalysis, and Deconstruction
Devon Hawkins History of Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, German idealism, Phenomenology, Logic, and Ethics
Aaron Higgins-Brake Kant, German Idealism, Ancient Philosophy (especially Neoplatonism)
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
Millie Marshall History of Mathematics and Science, Phenomenology, Aesthetics, and Contemporary French Philosophy
Ellen Moysan Phenomenology, French and German contemporary philosophy, Hermeneutics, Philosophy of Music, Psychoanalysis
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 and Environmental Ethics.
Jurgis Viningis Ontology, Aesthetics, Political Philosophy; Spinoza, Kant, Merleau-Ponty, Deleuze

Ph.D. Students (ABD)
Thomas Ball “Cultivating Eliot’s Historical Sense: Eliotic Time and The Waste Land’s Response to Alienation”; philosophy and literature, ancient philosophy, the intersection of theory and practice
François Kodena, C.S.Sp. "Afrosphia: Knowledge and Method in Cheikh Anta Diop"; political philosophy, Kemetic Maatism, Egyptology, corporeality
Jeff Lambert "Relations and Folds in Leibniz"; early modern philosophy, contemporary French philosophy, questions of intimacy, philosophy of gender, race, and sexuality
Tristana Martin-Rubio "Time and Life in Merleau-Ponty's Philosophy"; Phenomenology
Jiho Oh "Hegel's Speculative Anthropology: A Study of Hegel's Theory of the Embodied Mind"; German Idealism, contemporary French philosophy, postmodern ontology, modern & contemporary ethics
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)
Paul Zipfel “The Appearance of the Other Ego in Edmund Husserl’s Phenomenology.” Phenomenology, intersubjectivity, forgiveness, and evil