Research Associates

Li Beilei, Research Associate


List of People
Dana Francisco Miranda

Dr. Dana Francisco Miranda is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Massachusetts at Boston. He is a visiting scholar in the UCONN Philosophy Department as part of the joint initiative with Global Affairs group: Philosophy and Global Affairs. He is also part of the ongoing dialogues project with the Humanities Institute at UCONN (UCHI).  Dr. Miranda is also an active public philosopher: see his website, which includes his blog and podcast.  Dr. Miranda is collaborating remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


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Hady Ba

Hady BA is Fulbright Scholar from Senegal. He is at UConn to write a book about the Epistemology of the Global South.

An Associate Professor of Philosophy at Cheikh Anta Diop University, he has been a visiting Research Fellow at the University of Turin in 2016 and an invited Professor at The École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris in 2019.

Trained in Dakar as a philosopher Dr. Ba holds a PhD in Cognitive Science from The Jean Nicod Institute in Paris. Before coming back to Dakar, Hady Ba has worked on the development of Natural Language Processing tools that uses open source resources like the web to detect and anticipate security threats. At Cheikh Anta Diop University, Dr. Ba teaches logic, epistemology, philosophy of science and cognitive science and has written papers in epistemology, computer science and cognitive science.

Li Beilei

Dr. Li Beilei is a Lecturer in Literature at Zhejiang Normal University in China. She is a specialist in African American philosophy and literature and translation.  She recently completed a book on James Weldon Johnson entitled Representation Strategies and Literary Writing: The Study of James W. Johnson (Zhejiang University Press, 2020) and is currently translating a collection of essays by Lewis R. Gordon entitled 论哲学、去殖民化与种族 (“On Philosophy, Decolonization, and Race”), which will be published by Wuhan University Press.  Dr. Li Beilei is researching remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Rosemere Ferreira da Silva

Dr. Rosemere Ferreira da Silva is Titular Professor at the State University of Bahia (Universidade do Estado da Bahia / UNEB), where she has taught since 2012. She is a specialist in Brazilian Literature, Afro-Brazilian Literature, Comparative Literature and Ethnic and African Studies. Her research focuses on Afro-Brazilian and Caribbean Literature. She is the coordinator of Literatura and Afrodescendência research group at UNEB. She is currently writing a book about black intellectuals. Dr. Da Silva is also a Research Scholar in the Philosophy Department at UCONN-Storrs, where she is part of the editorial team of Black Issues in Philosophy and the research group Philosophy and Global Affairs, which is a joint project with the Philosophy Department and UCONN’s Global Affairs. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Ferreira da Silva is collaborating remotely from Brazil. Her recent collaboration is NOVAS PESQUISAS SOBRE O PENSAMENTO DE FRANTZ FANON, published in the journal EntreLetras 11, no. 2 (2020).

Velislava Todorova

Velislava Todorova has a B.A. in Philosophy from Sofia University, Bulgaria and an M.A. in Computational linguistics from the University of Tübingen, Germany. She is currently working on her Ph.D. thesis under the supervision of Evgeni Latinov from Sofia University and with the help of her host advisor at UConn, Mitchell Green. Slava is mainly interested in formal semantics, pragmatics and evidentiality.