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Writing with the Body: An Intersectional Study on Women’s Writing (MAP) Graduate Student: Ece Şahinoğlu Isik Undergraduate Student: Megan Anderson Faculty Advisor: Sean Kirkland
Exploring the Roles of Mortality and Natality in Feminist PhilosophyGraduate Student: Sarah Simms Undergraduate Student: Katherine Oreshkin Faculty Advisor: Fanny Söderbäck
The Dionysian State: Friedrich Nietzsche on Politics and Community (MAP) Graduate Student: Kemal Isik Undergraduate Student: Samantha Giudice Faculty Advisor: Sean Kirkland
Revolutionizing the Past: The Reproduction of Colonial Harms Within 1920s Peru and the Role of Memory in Mariátegui’s Socialist Solution (MAP) Graduate Student: Julian D. Rios Acuña Undergraduate Student: Carolina Aceves Faculty Advisor: Elizabeth Millán Brusslan
Transcendental Consciousness and the Problem of World Constitution Graduate Student: Daniel Perlman Undergraduate Student: Sheldon White Faculty Advisor: Kevin Thompson
Art contra Author: How Harry Potter Resists J.K. Rowling's Gender Essentialism (MAP) Graduate Student: Jessica Avery Undergraduate Student: Madison Shooter Faculty Advisor: Sean Kirkland
Feminism and the Commons in Latin America (MAP) Graduate Student: Paula Landerreche Cardillo Undergraduate Student: Paola Asturias Faculty Advisor: Elizabeth Millán Brusslan
The Idealism of the Culture Industry and its Critical Counterpart in the Avant-Garde Graduate Student: Gregory Convertito Undergraduate Student: Brad Brewington Faculty Advisor: Avery Goldman
The Freudian Body Politic Graduate Student: Bryan Maddox Undergraduate Student: Olivia Piotrowski Faculty Advisor: Sean Kirkland
Gender Trouble and Cultural AttitudesGraduate Student: Bradley RamosUndergraduate Student: Elizabeth BaughmanFaculty Advisor: Elizabeth Rottenberg, Ph.D.Transcendental Subjectivity in Naturalized PhenomenologyGraduate Student: Daniel PerlmanUndergraduate Student: Kyle BenjaminFaculty Advisor: H. Peter Steeves, Ph.D.Blood and Bile Must Boil: Soul and Life in Platonic Thought & Radical PhenomenologyGraduate Student: Ellery BeardUndergraduate Student: Ian Chong Faculty Advisor: Sean Kirkland, Ph.D.Pathos as the Source of Action (The Phenomenology of Life and the Phenomenology of Action)Graduate Student: Héctor RamosUndergraduate Student: Sarah Ferrara Faculty Advisor: Frederic Seyler Jr., Ph.D.Ontology and Alterity: Understanding Levinas and Irigaray's Conflicting Approaches to EthicsGraduate Student: Sarah SimmsUndergraduate Student: Kay HerronFaculty Advisor: Avery Goldman, Ph.D.
Inquiries into the History and Philosophy of the Concept of TimeGraduate Student: Zhen LiangUndergraduate Student: Danielle Leppert-SimenauerFaculty Advisor: H. Peter Steeves, Ph.D.Freedom and Necessity in HegelGraduate Student: Ryan FroeseUndergraduate Student: Christopher ModlinFaculty Advisor: Kevin Thompson, Ph.D.
The Time of Becoming: On the Relation between Temporality and Ethics in Deleuze and the StoicsGraduate Student: Eric AldieriUndergraduate Student: Riley O'BrienFaculty Advisor: Kevin Thompson, Ph.D.Foucault's Theory of BiopoliticsGraduate Student: Vilde Lid AavitslandUndergraduate Student: Danielle OrtizFaculty Advisor: Kevin Thompson, Ph.D.
Judgement and Punishment in the Case of JonBenet RamseyGraduate Student: Dan PerlmanUndergraduate Student: Kate MeulemansFaculty Advisor: Elizabeth Rottenberg, Ph.D.Collective Memory and Trauma: Building Shared Narratives Across Broken WorldsGraduate Student: Jennifer GammageUndergraduate Student: Grace BaffoeFaculty Advisor: María Acosta, Ph.D.From The Abstract to the Concrete: Hegel on Possibility and NormativityGraduate Student: Ryan Froese Undergraduate Student: Angela Godoy Faculty Advisor: Kevin Thompson, Ph.D."An Infinite amount of hope but not for us." On the Thought of Redemption in Walter BenjaminGraduate Student: Daniel PepeUndergraduate Student: Sarah Ferrara Faculty Advisor: Richard A. Lee, Jr., Ph.D.Reading Audre Lorde to Understand Art as ProtestGraduate Student: Amelia HrubyUndergraduate Student: Hannah KaplanFaculty Advisor: Maria Acosta, Ph.D.
Foucault's Genealogy of the Contemporary 'Self'Graduate Student: David MaruzzellaUndergraduate Student: Grace KunkelFaculty Advisor: Kevin Thompson, Ph.D.The Role of Communicability in Derrida's Democracy To ComeGraduate Student: Michael PetersonUndergraduate Student: Amanda LoeffelholzFaculty Advisor: Elizabeth Rottenberg, Ph.D.
Kant's Critique of Practical Reason: From the Analytic to the DialecticGraduate Student: Khafiz KerimovUndergraduate Student: Antonia PappasFaculty Advisor: Avery Goldman, Ph.D.Albert Camus's Absurd EthicsGraduate Student: Rachel SilverbloomUndergraduate Student: Trevor NetzerFaculty Advisor: Sean Kirkland, Ph.D.From The Abstract to the Concrete: Hegel on Possibility and Normativity in Nietzsche and LukacsGraduate Student: Ashley Fleshman Undergraduate Student: Jacob Whitford Faculty Advisor: Richard A. Lee, Jr., Ph.D.
Liberal Passions: On the Foundations of Social Contract Theory and their Neoliberal Vicissitudes*Graduate Student: Ashley FleshmanUndergraduate Student: Margaret NicosiaFaculty Advisor: Peg Birmingham, Ph.D.Queerness as disruption of aesthetic realms: modern and contemporary approaches to the beautiful and compulsory heterosexualism.*Graduate Student: Miguel GualdrónUndergraduate Student: Kelsey Cruz Faculty Advisor: María Acosta, Ph.D.Reason, Passion, and Alienation in Hegel and Sartre*Graduate Student: Rachel Silverbloom Undergraduate Student: Dominic Blanco Faculty Advisor: Frédéric Seyler, Ph.D.On the Relationship between Kant's Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals and Critique of Practical ReasonGraduate Student: Khafiz Kerimov Undergraduate Student: Nathaniel Leonhardt Faculty Advisor: Avery Goldman, Ph.D.Laughing Matters: Philosophy's Other BodiesGraduate Student: María SalvadorUndergraduate Student: Jude LeeFaculty Advisor: Fanny Söderbäck, Ph.D.Positive Law and SovereigntyGraduate Student: Jeta Mulaj Undergraduate Student: J Maxwell Faculty Advisor: Frédéric Seyler, Ph.D."World" in Laozi's Daodejing: A Heideggerian ApproachUndergraduate Student: Kelly CunninghamGraduate Student: Paul TurnerFaculty Advisor: Sean D. Kirkland, Ph.D.Deconstruction of the Subject in Heidegger and DerridaGraduate Student: David Maruzzella Undergraduate Student: Léna Pican Faculty Advisor: Elizabeth Rottenberg, Ph.D.Politics as Peace, Politics as Conflict: Civility as a Political NormGraduate Student: Owen Glyn-WilliamsUndergraduate Student: Akiva Mattenson Faculty Advisor: Kevin Thompson, Ph.D.* Funded by Maimonides Endowment
To Be Contemporaries of Aesthetics: Literature, Poetry in Contemporary Philosophy*Graduate Student: David MaruzzellaUndergraduate Student: Nicole UrellFaculty Advisor: Dr. María AcostaAristotle's Substance as Energeiaor Activity*Graduate Student: Khafiz KerimovUndergraduate Student: Rebecca MacMasterFaculty Advisor: Dr. Sean D. KirklandEnigmatic Translations: Feminism, Phenomenology, and Psychoanalysis*Graduate Student: Jeta MulajUndergraduate Student: Lucy CorbinFaculty Advisor: Dr. Elizabeth RottenbergHegel's Concept of the Syllogism in the Science of Logic: Rethinking the Middle TermGraduate Student: Jacob SingerUndergraduate Student: Sam RidgeFaculty Advisor: Dr. Kevin ThompsonSimone de Beauvoi's Feminist Existential Ethics: Reading the Second Sex in Light of the Ethics of AmbiguityGraduate Student: Amelia HrbuyUndergraduate Student: Megan JanowiakFaculty Advisor: Dr. Fanny SöderbäckFrom Natural Law to State Morality: On the Subject of Benjamin’s Critique of ViolenceGraduate Student: Dan PepeUndergraduate Student: J MaxwellFaculty Advisor: Dr. Richard A. Lee Jr.Adorno, Autonomous Art, and the raxis of the Soviet AvantegardeGraduate Student: James MurphyUndergraduate Student: Leah HasdanFaculty Advisor: Dr. Richard A. Lee Jr.Consistency and Organization in the Thought of Deleuze and GuattariGraduate Student: Kieran AaronsUndergraduate Student: Kevin KleinFaculty Advisor: Dr. Jason D. HillThe Development of Phenomenological Temporality in Husserl and Merleau‐PontyGraduate Student: Michael PetersonUndergraduate Student: Alexander GriffinFaculty Advisor: Dr. Sean D. Kirkland* Funded by Maimonides Endowment
Aristotle's Natural TeleologyGraduate Student: Cameron CoatesUndergraduate Student: Student: Alyssa WalkerFaculty Advisor: Michael Naas, Ph.D.The Tragic Nature of Philosophy and Art in Nietzsche’s Dionysian Figure and BeyondGraduate Student: Jennifer Gammage Undergraduate Student: Danielle Szabo Faculty Advisor: Will McNeill, Ph.D.Kant and Schopenhauer: Comparative Aesthetics and the Question of Feminist AestheticsGraduate Student: Amelia Hruby Undergraduate Student: Brooklynn Leonhardt Faculty Advisor: María Acosta, Ph.D.Foucauldian Biopolitics : Normativity, Visibility and IntelligibilityGraduate Student: Selin Islekel Undergraduate Student: Kylie Allen Faculty Advisor: Elizabeth Millán, Ph.D.“Destituent Power and the Ungoverned Life”Graduate Student: Kieran Aarons Undergraduate Student: Adam PolichFaculty Advisor: Kevin Thompson, Ph.D.On Dualism and its Discontents from Plato to NietzscheGraduate Student: Gil Morejon Undergraduate Student: Samuel Carroll Faculty Advisor: Richard Lee, Ph.D.The Circularity of Transcendental Reasoning: A Study of the System of Principles in Kant's Critique of Pure ReasonGraduate Student: Güçsal PusarUndergraduate Student: Alexander GriffinFaculty Advisor: Avery Goldman, Ph.D.Border Thinking as Anti-Colonial Resistance: Mestizaje, Modernity, and Epistemic DisobedienceGraduate Student: María SalvadorUndergraduate Student: Cynthia Marrero Ramos Faculty Advisor: Elizabeth Millán, Ph.D.The Concept of the Concept in Hegel's "Science of Logic"Graduate Student: Jacob SingerUndergraduate Student: Bryndahl Weston Faculty Advisor: Kevin Thompson Ph.D.
Race, Gender and Capitalism: Social Reproductive Feminism from the 1970s to PresentGraduate Student: Ashley BohrerUndergraduate Student: Mary FanslowFaculty Advisor: Peg BirminghamMerleau-Ponty and the Problem of AnthropocentrismGraduate Student: JD SingerUndergraduate Student: Kelsey BeckerFaculty Advisor: H. Peter SteevesThe Truth in Laughter: An Examination of the Role of Humor in the Philosophies of G.W.F. Hegel and F. Schlegel and Its Application to the Landscape of Contemporary Stand-UpGraduate Student: Karolin MirzakhanUndergraduate Student: Molly DannenbergFaculty Advisor: Elizabeth MillánBeing and Letting-Be in Eckhart and in Reiner Schürmann’s Les OriginesGraduate Student: Ian MooreUndergraduate Student: Hajrije KolimjaFaculty Advisor: Sean KirklandThe Problem of Transcendence in Kant and HeideggerGraduate Student: Güçsal PusarUndergraduate Student: Shuang GohFaculty Advisor: Avery GoldmanOn the Kantian Legacy of Adorno's Negative DialecticGraduate Student: Dan PepeUndergraduate Student: Rebecca Valeriano-FloresFaculty Advisor: Sean KirklandFichte and Nietzsche: Selfhood, Creativity, IntersubjectivityGraduate Student: Evan EdwardsUndergraduate Student: John PaulFaculty Advisor: Kevin Thompson
Gender, Race, and TemporalityGraduate Student: Marie DrazUndergraduate Student: Molly DannenbergFaculty Advisor: Sean Kirkland, PhDThe Face of the Siren: On the Role of the Ugly in Adorno and Horkheimer’s Critique of the EnlightenmentGraduate Student: James MurphyUndergraduate Student: Nikolas ParasFaculty Advisor: Darrell Moore, PhDThe Metaphysical Stance: Heidegger’s Reading of Nietzsche’s Thought of the Eternal Return of the Same Graduate Student: Gucsal PusarUndergraduate Student: James CallahanFaculty Advisor: Will McNeill, PhDExperiencing the Past: Continental Feminist Critiques of Linear TimeGraduate Student: Anna JohnsonUndergraduate Student: Mohna KahnFaculty Advisor: Elizabeth Rottenberg, PhDSharing the flesh of the World: Understanding Merleau-Ponty’s Account of the Human-Animal Relationship Graduate Student: Jonathan SingerUndergraduate Student: Sarah CypherFaculty Advisor: H. Peter Steeves, PhDPolitics without Rights within the Deleuzo-Spinozist Cartography Graduate Student: Sonya Nihan OzbeyUndergraduate Student: Sharlene QuintanaFaculty Advisor: Frank Perkins, PhDAristotle’s Ideal Polis and Human Happiness: An Inclusive or Exclusive Politics?Graduate Student: Christopher TurnerUndergraduate Student: Esthefany ArchilaFaculty Advisor: Sean Kirkland, PhDRejection and Redemption: On the Subject of Late Marxism Graduate Student: Gil MorejonUndergraduate Student: Alec FioriniFaculty Advisor: Richard Lee, PhDMusic as Philosophy?Graduate Student: Daniel RosiakUndergraduate Student: Nicholas MeryhewFaculty Advisor: Richard Lee, PhD
Hegel's AestheticsUndergraduate student: Charles RutterGraduate student: Karolin MirzakhanFaculty mentor: Prof. Avery GoldmanA Study of the Themes of Language and Interpretation in Recent Nietzsche ScholarshipUndergraduate student: Kaitlyn ConnersGraduate student: Ali BehelerFaculty mentor: Prof. Will McNeillCinematographic Concepts and Philosophical Imgages: Deleuze and CinemaUndergraduate student: Sheeroz KamranGraduate student: Erik BeranekFaculty mentor: Prof. Richard LeeThe Question of Order: A Philosophical Reflection on Lanugage and Space in Latin AmericaUndergraduate student: Benjamin BarajasGraduate student: Don DeereFaculty mentor: Prof. Darrell MooreIs Gelassenheit an Attunement?Undergraduate student: Logan BreitbartGraduate student: Ian MooreFaculty mentor: Prof. Will McNeillAnalytic Accounts of CuriosityUndergraduate student: Meaghan Lidd Graduate student: Perry ZurnFaculty mentor: Prof. Elizabeth Millán
Derrida’s Abolitionist Discourse and Its Roots in Nietzsche’s Analysis of Disciplinary Punishment.
Undergraduate student: Jeff HastingsGraduate student: Perry ZurnFaculty mentor: Prof. Michael NaasHuman Capital and the Fluctuating Borders between Work and LifeUndergraduate student: Chris HuntonGraduate student: Kieran AaronsFaculty mentor: Prof. Kevin ThompsonThe Convergence of Psychoanalysis and Philosophy in Derrida’s La peine de mortUndergraduate student: Robbie DunevantGraduate student: Tristan FischlFaculty mentor: Prof. Elizabeth RottenbergA non-Determinative Account of the Historical Circumstances Surrounding Hume’s Philosophy of CausationUndergraduate student:Billy AnastopoulosGraduate student: James GriffithFaculty mentor: Prof. Richard LeePhilosophy of Education in the Time of Neo-liberalismUndergraduate student: Terry VaughnGraduate student: Jana McAuliffeFaculty mentor: Prof. Elizabeth MillánA Lexicon of Appearances in the Aristotelian CorpusUndergraduate student: Christopher J. KnoerzerGraduate student: Jeff PardikesFaculty mentor: Prof. Elizabeth Millán
Natural Organisms, Artificial Designs: How to Think of the ‘Natural’ and the “Artificial’ in Spinoza’s Thought
Undergraduate Student: Lauren TaylorGraduate Student: Sonya Nihan OzbeyFaculty Mentor: Prof. Franklin PerkinsActing in the Absence of Metaphysics: A Critical Genealogy of Buddhist MethodologiesUndergraduate Student: Devin SouleGraduate Student: Rohan SikriFaculty Mentor: Prof. Franklin PerkinsA Discourse of the Non-Discursive in Pseudo-DionysiusUndergraduate Student: Eduardo LazaroGraduate Student: Benjamin Frazer-SimserFaculty Mentor: Prof. Sean KirklandIndividual and Social Freedom in Hegel’s Political Theory”Undergraduate Student: Benjamin WegnerGraduate Student: Thomas WrightFaculty Mentor: Prof. Kevin ThompsonMethodology and Meta-Critique: Fichte and Hegel on the Nature and Limits of KnowledgeUndergraduate Student: Neil LoomisGraduate Student: Thomas KrellFaculty Mentor: Prof. Kevin ThompsonAn Annotated Bibliography of Philosophical Interpretations of Descartes’ ImaginationUndergraduate Student: Sarah PrusikGraduate Student: James GriffithFaculty Mentor: Prof. Richard A. LeeThe Subject and Power: Hegel, Marx, and Freud in Latin American PhilosophyUndergraduate Student: Ricardo OrtizGraduate Student: Don DeereFaculty Mentor: Prof. Darrell MooreFoucault’s Curious Post-Confessional Project and its Implications for Postmodern Religious TheoryUndergraduate Student: Stephen WrennGraduate Student: Perry A. ZurnFaculty Mentor: Prof. Darrell Moore
Heidegger’s ‘World’ in the Work of Arendt and SpivakUndergraduate Student: Lindsay AnsaiGraduate Student: Rosalie SiemonFaculty Sponsor: Prof. Peg BirminghamViolent Animals: Derrida on AnimalityUndergraduate Student: Michael BargoGraduate Student: Richard Elmore Faculty Sponsor: Prof. Michael NaasAppreciating Kant’s ‘Minor’ Works and their Relevance for Social-Political Philosophy TodayUndergraduate Student: David EllisGraduate Student: Dilek HuseyinzadeganFaculty Sponsor: Prof. Elizabeth MillánHeidegger’s ‘Dasein Analytic’ and Evolutionary TheoryUndergraduate Student: Elizabeth KingGraduate Student: Jonathan SingerFaculty Sponsor: Prof. H. Peter SteevesLocating Biopolitics in The Birth of BiopoliticsUndergraduate Student: Colby LovinsGraudate Student: David BleedenFaculty Sponsor: Prof. Peg BirminghamSelf-Deception and Political ViolenceUndergraduate Student: Devin SouleGraduate Student: James ManosFaculty Sponsor: Prof. Peg Birmingham
Arendt as Thinker of Political IdentityUndergraduate Student: Lindsay StewartGraduate Student: Rosalie SiemonFaculty Sponsor: Dr. Namita GoswamiA Lexicon of Stoic Terminology: Early, Modern, and LateUndergraduate Student: John Kuble-BallGraduate Student: Robin WeissFaculty Sponsor: Dr. Sean KirklandPlato's DialecticUndergraduate Student: Dan EdelsteinGraduate Student: Jeremy BellFaculty Sponsor: Dr. Sean KirklandRevolution in the Middle East and Latin AmericaUndergraduate Student: Ali AbbasGraduate Student: Azadeh ErfaniFaculty Sponsor: Dr. Elizabeth Millan-ZaibertFreud's Concept of DisavowalUndergraduate Student: Matt EddingtonGraduate Student: James ManosFaculty Sponsor: Dr. Elizabeth RottenbergGilles Deleuze: Preoccupations and Method
Undergraduate Student: Casey FordGraduate Student: Kieran AaronFaculty Sponsor: Dr. Kevin Thompson