Heather Muraviov and Tracy Llanera: Talk at California State Fullerton Philosophy Symposium

Congratulations to PH.D. student, Heather Muraviov, and Assistant Professor Tracy Llanera for presenting at the California State Fullerton Philosophy Symposium on Examining Extremism this week!

Heather’s talk is titled “Countering Extremist Mindsets through Liberatory Epistemic Virtues” and focuses on an application of Cassam’s view of extremist mindsets and radicalization to agents who resist oppression and engage in liberatory struggles.

Assistant Professor Tracy Llanera’s talk is titled “Extremist Women and Fanaticism,” and focuses on women and their propensity to become fanatics in extremist groups.


Tracy Llanera: “The Misogyny Paradox and the Alt-Right” featured in New Work in Philosophy

Congratulations to Assistant Professor Tracy Llanera for her article, “The Misogyny Paradox and the Alt-Right” being feature in New Work in PhilosophyDr. Llanera’s article offers a philosophical analysis of the misogyny women experience in the alternative right (alt-right) movement.

Check out the article here!

Lewis Gordon: Interview on The Leadership Center for Social Justice Podcast

Check out Professor Lewis Gordon‘s new interview on The Leadership Center for Social Justice Podcast where he discusses his latest book Fear of Black Consciousness.

He shares about Black Consciousness as a commitment to life, radical love, and to building a better world and discusses how he sees that playing out in the world.

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Lewis Gordon: New Interview with Tavis Smiley

Professor Lewis Gordon is back with a new interview on "The Tavis Smiley Podcast." Professor Gordon and Tavis Smiley explore "how racist power structures can permeate the minds of Black people to act against their own - using the recent example of Tyre Nichols where Black officers were the face of police brutality against Black people."


Check out the interview here.

Nicholas Smith: Interview with BBB Radio

Distinguished Visiting Professor Nicholas Smith joins Dan Tierney on BBB Radio 4 to discuss the philosophy of work.

"Some think we’ve placed too much emphasis on wealth as a measure of worth and that work should be about seeking to do something well, regardless of the monetary reward. Others believe that argument is laden with class-based assumptions and point to the disproportionately high salaries of bosses compared to their low-wage employees who don’t have the choice to be romantic about the idea of a vocation."


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Nicholas Smith: Redefining the Punk Scene

Professor Nicholas Smith‘s essay “Punk as Praxis” was featured on the UConn Daily Campus. Professor Smith answers the question of “What is Punk?” in his essay.


“It challenged conformity and complacency. Part of it was a refusal of things, and I think those things still need refusing,” Smith said about the things punk challenged and still need challenging.  

Check out “Punk as Praxis” on Professor Smith’s website.