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Paria Akbar Akhgari

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  • Title: Ph.D.
  • Additional Title: GE
  • Office: 158 Susan Campbell Hall
  • Office Hours: email instructor for assistance during Summer 2017
  • Adviser: Scott L. Pratt
  • Interests: Greek philosophy (Plato and Aristotle); German Idealism; Contemporary continental philosophy, phenomenology, and hermeneutics

Brock Baines

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  • Title: Ph.D.
  • Additional Title: GE
  • Office: 161 Susan Campbell Hall
  • Office Hours: TBA during Fall 2017
  • Adviser: Scott L. Pratt
  • Interests: Kant; Phenomenology; Philosophy of Mind and Cognitive Science

Elizabeth F. Balskus

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  • Title: Ph.D.
  • Additional Title: GE
  • Office: 232 Susan Campbell Hall
  • Office Hours: TBA during Fall 2017
  • Adviser: Scott L. Pratt
  • Interests: 20th Century and Contemporary European Philosophy (particularly the works of Giorgio Agamben and Walter Benjamin), Decolonial Philosophy, Latin American Thought, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Race and Gender, Trauma Studies

Krysta Best

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  • Title: M.A.
  • Office: Knight 407
  • Interests: Aesthetics, Environmental Philosophy, Phenomenology, Existentialism, Beauvoir, Schopenhauer, Philosophy of Education
  • Website: Website

Amy Billingsley

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  • Title: ABD Ph.D.
  • Office: Hendricks 335 by appointment only
  • Office Hours: email instructor for assistance during Summer 2017
  • Affiliated Departments: Women's And Gender Studies
  • Adviser: Bonnie Mann
  • Interests: Feminist Philosophy, Humor Studies, Transgender Studies, 19th Century Continental Philosophy
  • Website: Website

Larry Busk

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  • Title: ABD Ph.D.
  • Additional Title: GE
  • Office: 161 Susan Campbell Hall
  • Office Hours: TBA during Fall 2017
  • Interests: Social and Political Philosophy, 20th Century Continental Philosophy (esp. Arendt, French Phenomenology, Marxism, and Critical Theory)

Tim Christion Myers

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  • Title: Ph.D.
  • Office: COL 47A
  • Office Hours: 11:00-11:50am Thursday & Friday during Summer 2017
  • Affiliated Departments: Environmental Studies
  • Adviser: Scott L. Pratt
  • Interests: Environmental Philosophy, especially ecophenomenology, philosophy of nature, ecofeminism, and climate ethics. Social Theory, Critical Theory, Spatiality & Place, Human & Nonhuman Agency, Alienation
  • Website: Website

Kit Connor

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  • Title: Ph.D.
  • Additional Title: GE
  • Office: 221 Susan Campbell Hal
  • Office Hours: TBA during Fall 2017
  • Adviser: Beata Stawarska
  • Interests: the intersections between applied feminism, social political theory, Latin American philosophy, critical phenomenology, and philosophy of language with a pluralist approach to the history of philosophy (particularly 19th and 20th century thinkers)

Anna Cook

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  • Title: ABD Ph.D.
  • Additional Title: GE
  • Office: 158B Susan Campbell Hall
  • Office Hours: TBA during Fall 2017
  • Adviser: Scott L. Pratt
  • Interests: Social and political philosophy; early modern philosophy (esp. Spinoza); feminist philosophy

Alex Dong

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  • Title: M.A.
  • Adviser: Beata Stawarska
  • Interests: Metaphysics, Philosophy of Mind, Ancient Greek Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Comparative Philosophy

Russell J. Duvernoy

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  • Title: ABD Ph.D.
  • Additional Title: GE
  • Office: 158B Susan Campbell Hall
  • Office Hours: 10:00-11:50am Wednesday during Summer 2017
  • Affiliated Departments: Religious Studies
  • Adviser: Ted Toadvine
  • Interests: Process Ontologies and Metaphysics; Pragmatism;Philosophy and Ethics of Reading and Literature

Lauren Eichler

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  • Title: ABD Ph.D.
  • Additional Title: GE Undergraduate Advising Assistant
  • Office: 158A Susan Campbell Hall
  • Office Hours: TBA during Summer 2017
  • Adviser: Scott L. Pratt
  • Interests: Genocide Studies, Native American Philosophy, Continental Philosophy, American Pragmatism, New Materialisms/Posthumanism

Alyson Escalante

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  • Title: M.A.
  • Office: 221 Susan Campbell Hall
  • Office Hours: 10:00-10:50am Mondays and Wednesdays during Spring 2017
  • Interests: Marxism, Radical Feminism, Continental Philosophy

Chiara Esposto

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  • Title: Pre-Masters
  • Interests: Epistemology and Ground Thinkers (includes Plato, Descartes, Kant, Wittgenstein)

Martina Ferrari

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  • Title: Ph.D.
  • Additional Title: GE
  • Office: 232 Susan Campbell Hall
  • Office Hours: TBA during Fall 2017
  • Adviser: Scott L. Pratt
  • Interests: Feminist philosophy, philosophy of race, existential phenomenology, and social and political philosophy

Devin Fitzpatrick

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  • Title: Ph.D.
  • Additional Title: GE
  • Office: 158 Susan Campbell Hall
  • Office Hours: TBA during Fall 2017
  • Adviser: Scott L. Pratt
  • Interests: Phenomenology, pragmatism, virtue ethics and value theory, feminist philosophy and post-humanism

Ricardo Friaz

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  • Title: Ph.D.
  • Additional Title: GE
  • Office: 221 Susan Campbell Hal
  • Office Hours: TBA during Fall 2017
  • Adviser: Beata Stawarska
  • Interests: Contemporary French Philosophy, Latin American Philosophy, Literature and Philosophy, Deleuze, Nietzsche

Cameron Gamble

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  • Title: Ph.D.
  • Additional Title: GE
  • Office: 221 Susan Campbell Hall
  • Office Hours: TBA during Fall 2017
  • Interests: aesthetics, American & pragmatist philosophy, ethics, philosophical psychology, philosophy of media & culture, social/political philosophy

Billy Dean Goehring

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  • Title: ABD Ph.D.
  • Additional Title: GE
  • Office: 158 Susan Campbell Hall
  • Office Hours: TBA during Fall 2017
  • Interests: Continental Philosophy, History and Philosophy of Science, History of Philosophy, Northeast Asian Philosophy. Keywords: Design, Nature, Games, Principle, Form.

Paul J. Guernsey

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  • Title: ABD Ph.D.
  • Office: COL 240
  • Affiliated Departments: Environmental Studies, Geography
  • Adviser: Scott L. Pratt
  • Interests: the confluence of phenomenology, ecology, pedagogy (especially Dewey) and Marx, attempting to practice these disciplines in solidarity with women, children and ethnic minorities.

Louise Guizard

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  • Title: Pre-Masters
  • Adviser: Rocío Zambrana
  • Interests: Philosophy of Ethics, American Philosophy

Sterling Hall

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  • Title: M.A.
  • Adviser: Beata Stawarska
  • Interests: American Philosophy, Continental Philosophy, Phenomenology, Ethics, Post-Structuralism, Critical Theory, history of philosophy, philosophy of race, feminist philosophy

Shannon Hayes

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  • Title: ABD Ph.D.
  • Additional Title: GE
  • Office: 158 Susan Campbell Hall
  • Office Hours: 1:00-1:50pm Tuesdays & Wednesdays during Summer 2017
  • Adviser: Scott L. Pratt
  • Interests: Philosophy of Nature, Phenomenology, Critical Theory

Joshua Kerr

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  • Title: Ph.D.
  • Additional Title: GE Undergraduate Advising Assistant
  • Adviser: Scott L. Pratt
  • Interests: Philosophy of Nature (especially Vegetality), Philosophy of Literature, 19th and 20th Century Continental Philosophy
  • Website: Website

Kenny Knowlton

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  • Title: Ph.D.
  • Additional Title: GE
  • Office: 221 Susan Campbell Hal
  • Office Hours: TBA during Fall 2017
  • Adviser: Rocío Zambrana
  • Interests: Latin American Philosophy, Materialism, Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Race, Feminism, Phenomenology

Jon LaRochelle

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  • Title: ABD Ph.D.
  • Office: 158A Susan Campbell Hall
  • Office Hours: 1:00-2:50pm Thursdays during Summer 2017
  • Adviser: Scott L. Pratt
  • Interests: American Pragmatism, Social and Political, Public Philosophy (esp. homelessness)

Katherine Logan

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  • Title: ABD Ph.D.
  • Adviser: Rocío Zambrana
  • Interests: Social and Political Philosophy, Feminism, American Pragmatism, History of Philosophy (esp. Modern and 20th-Century Continental)

Sarah McLay

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  • Title: Ph.D.
  • Additional Title: GE
  • Office: 161 Susan Campbell Hall
  • Office Hours: TBA during Fall 2017
  • Adviser: Scott L. Pratt
  • Interests: Phenomenology, Feminist Philosophy, Hegel, Gender, Trauma Studies

Mary McLevey

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  • Title: Ph.D.
  • Additional Title: GE
  • Office: 221 Susan Campbell Hall
  • Office Hours: TBA during Fall 2017
  • Interests: feminist phenomenology, philosophies of gesture and embodiment, contemporary theory

Matthew McNall

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  • Title: M.A.
  • Adviser: Rocío Zambrana
  • Interests: Phenomenology, Existentialism, Critical Theory, Economic Philosophy, Environmental Ethics, Philosophy of Language (esp. Wittgenstein), Philosophy of Religion

Jane Nam

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  • Title: Ph.D.
  • Office: 221 Susan Campbell Hall
  • Office Hours: TBA during Fall 2017
  • Interests: American Pragmatism, Asian Philosophy, Asian-American Philosophy, Ethics, Feminist Theory, and Social and Political Philosophy

Maggie Newton

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  • Title: Ph.D.
  • Additional Title: GE
  • Office: 158 Susan Campbell Hall
  • Office Hours: TBA during Fall 2017
  • Adviser: Rocío Zambrana
  • Interests: American Pragmatism, Feminist Philosophy, and Latin American Philosophy

Amy Nigh

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  • Title: M.A.
  • Interests: Social and Political Philosophy, 20th Century Continental Philosophy (esp. Foucault/Derrida and "otherness")

Zeinab Nobowati

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  • Title: Ph.D.
  • Additional Title: First Year Fellow
  • Adviser: Beata Stawarska
  • Interests: social philosophy, political philosophy and feminist philosophy. Historically, I am interested in 20th century European thought with a focus on Foucault, especially his late work

Juan Sebastian Ospina

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  • Title: Ph.D.
  • Additional Title: GE
  • Office: 221 Susan Campbell Hall
  • Office Hours: TBA during Fall 2017
  • Interests: Social and Political Philosophy, Moral Theory, Continental Philosophy, History of Political and legal Thought, and Environmental Ethics

Xiao Ouyang

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  • Title: Ph.D.
  • Additional Title: First Year Fellow
  • Adviser: Rocío Zambrana
  • Interests: The later philosophy of Heidegger in a cross-cultural context

Claire Pickard

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  • Title: ABD Ph.D.
  • Additional Title: GE
  • Office: 232 Susan Campbell Hall
  • Office Hours: TBA during Fall 2017
  • Affiliated Departments: Women's And Gender Studies
  • Adviser: Naomi Zack
  • Interests: Feminist Philosophy, Social and Political Philosophy, Genealogy

Eli Portella

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  • Title: Ph.D.
  • Additional Title: GE
  • Office: 221 Susan Campbell Hal
  • Office Hours: TBA during Fall 2017
  • Interests: Social and Political Philosophy, Marxism, Frankfurt School Critical Theory, Feminist Philosophy, Latin American Studies, and Prison Studies

Oscar Ralda

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  • Title: Ph.D.
  • Additional Title: GE
  • Office: 221 Susan Campbell Hal
  • Office Hours: TBA during Fall 2017
  • Interests: Continental Philosophy, Social & Political Philosophy, Marxism, Frankfurt School Critical Theory

Kaja Rathe

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  • Title: Ph.D.
  • Additional Title: GE
  • Office: 221 Susan Campbell Hall
  • Office Hours: TBA during Fall 2017
  • Adviser: Rocío Zambrana
  • Interests: 20th century French Philosophy, Phenomenology, Eco-Phenomenology, Political/ Social Philosophy

Dana Rognlie

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  • Title: ABD Ph.D.
  • Office: Alder 303
  • Office Hours: Spring Term Hours: Thursdays 11:00-11:50a and 1:00-1:50p and by appointment
  • Affiliated Departments: Ethnic Studies, Women's And Gender Studies
  • Adviser: Bonnie Mann
  • Interests: Ancient Philosophy, Existentialism, Feminist Philosophy, Social and Political Philosophy, 19th and 20th Century Continental Philosophy, Trauma Theory

Bonnie Sheehey

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  • Title: ABD Ph.D.
  • Additional Title: GE
  • Office: 161 Susan Campbell Hall
  • Office Hours: by appointment (email instructor)
  • Adviser: Scott L. Pratt
  • Interests: Aesthetics, Continental, American Philosophy

Paul Showler

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  • Title: Ph.D.
  • Additional Title: GE
  • Office: 232 Susan Campbell Hall
  • Office Hours: TBA during Fall 2017
  • Interests: social and political philosophy, pragmatism, and history of philosophy

Valerie Simon

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  • Title: Ph.D.
  • Additional Title: First Year Fellow
  • Adviser: Beata Stawarska
  • Interests: Continental Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, Philosophy of Social Science

Celena M. Simpson

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  • Title: ABD Ph.D.
  • Additional Title: PathwayOregon Advisor
  • Phone: 541-346-3226
  • Office: 5 PLC
  • Office Hours: 3:30-4:20pm Monday & Wednesday
  • Adviser: Scott L. Pratt
  • Interests: African-American Philosophy, Philosophy of Race [with an emphasis on Mixed Race], American Pragmatism

Rebekah Sinclair

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  • Title: Ph.D.
  • Additional Title: GE
  • Office: 158B Susan Campbell Hall
  • Office Hours: TBA during Fall 2017
  • Adviser: Rocío Zambrana
  • Interests: contemporary continental philosophy, critical animal studies, poststructuralim

Gus Skorburg

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  • Title: ABD Ph.D.
  • Additional Title: GE
  • Office: 158A Susan Campbell Hall
  • Office Hours: email instructor for assistance during Summer 2017
  • Affiliated Departments: Psychology Department
  • Adviser: Mark Johnson
  • Interests: Moral Psychology (Ethics, Philosophy of Mind, Epistemology)

Harris Smith

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  • Title: Ph.D.
  • Additional Title: GE
  • Office: 158 Susan Campbell Hall
  • Office Hours: TBA during Fall 2017
  • Adviser: Rocío Zambrana
  • Interests: German and Greek Philosophy, esp. Nietzsche, Heidegger, Plato, and the pre-Socratics

Shunji Ukai

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  • Title: Ph.D.
  • Additional Title: First Year Fellow
  • Interests: John Dewey's later naturalism (esp. metaphysics and aesthetics), classical American pragmatism, Ralph W. Emerson

Daniel Westbrook

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  • Title: M.A.
  • Office: 221 Susan Campbell Hall
  • Office Hours: by appointment during Spring 2017
  • Interests: Philosophy of Race (esp. Mixed Race), Aesthetics, Phenomenology, Pragmatism, and Non-Western Philosophy.

Teague Wiebe

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  • Title: M.A.
  • Adviser: Beata Stawarska
  • Interests: History of philosophy, feminist philosophy, environmental philosophy, social/political philosophy, moral philosophy

Amie Leigh Zimmer

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  • Title: Ph.D.
  • Additional Title: GE
  • Office: 158B Susan Campbell Hall
  • Office Hours: TBA during Fall 2017
  • Adviser: Rocío Zambrana
  • Interests: Phenomenology, Feminist Philosophy, Aesthetics

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