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2023 -2024 UCHI/CLAS Undergraduate Research Fellows

Congratulations to the 2023 – 2024 UCHI/CLAS Undergraduate Research Fellows who have been supervised by our wonderful junior faculty members!

Breanna Bonner (Project advisor: Ayanna De’Vante Spencer)
“‘The Space Between Black and Liberation’: Analyzing Black Women’s Experiences of Intersectional Invisibility Within Liberation Movements”

Annabelle Bergstrom (Project advisor: Julian J. Schlöder)
“Minds Among Minds: A Pragmatist View of the Social and Spiritual Self in a Hyperconnected World”

Nathan Howard (Project advisor: Tracy Llanera)
“Homofascism: The Queering of Hate”

Dana Miranda: APA Essay on Black Issues in Philosophy

Congratulations to our very own alum, Dana Miranda, whose essay “The Blacker the Madness: The Balmy Methodologies of La Marr Jurelle Bruce” has been recently published on The Blog of the American Philosophical Association. 

Dana Miranda is now an Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Faculty Fellow at the Applied Ethics Center in UMass Boston!

Check out the essay here!

Tracy Llanera: Awarded Humanities Institute Faculty Fellowship

Congratulations to Assistant Professor Tracy Llanera for being awarded a Humanities Institute Faculty Fellowship! Professor Llanera will write a new book titled The Misfits of Extremism.

Her book aims to place non-traditional extremist agents of Islamic fundamentalism and white supremacy at the front and center of philosophical and political debates. The work will offer a new theoretical framework for understanding the nature and character of extremism and extremist commitment, the dynamics of power and agency, and the problems of blame and moral accountability.

 

Winners of the UCHI Undergraduate Humanities Research Fellowship

Congratulations to undergraduate students Anabelle Bergstrom and Nathan Howard for being awarded the UCHI Undergraduate Humanities Research Fellowship for 2023 – 2024!

Anabelle will work on the project “Minds Among Minds: A Pragmatist View of the Social and Spiritual Self in a Hyperconnected World,” supervised by Assistant Research Professor Julian Schloeder.

Nathan will work on the project “Homofascism: The Queering of Hate,” supervised by Assistant Professor Tracy Llanera.

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!