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Tano Posteraro

Tano Posteraro received his Ph.D. from Penn State in 2019 and is a Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellow in the Department of Philosophy. His dissertation on Henri Bergson and the philosophy of biology was supervised by Len Lawlor is currently under contract with Edinburgh University Press. He is co-editor, with Michael Bennett, of Deleuze and Evolutionary Theory and author of a number of articles and chapters on biological themes in 20th century continental philosophy. He maintains teaching interests in philosophies of science, technology, and environment.

Email: tano.sage@gmail.com

Areas of Specialization:

20th Century Continental Philosophy

Environmental Philosophy and Philosophy of Nature

Areas of Competency:

Philosophy of Science (including Feminist Philosophy of Science)

Philosophy of Technology

Teaching Interests:

Animal and Environmental Ethics (including Ecofeminism)

Pragmatism and American Philosophy (especially Dewey, James, and Whitehead)

Metaphysics and Epistemology

Nicole Yokum

Nicole is currently a graduate fellow at the Humanities Institute completing her dissertation, “The Politics of Attachment: Toward a Critical Theory of Affect.” Her project explores how emotional dispositions become distorted under conditions of capitalist, racist, sexist, and heterosexist oppression, excavating resources from early critical theory in conjunction with contemporary feminist, queer and affect theory. Using attachment styles as a heuristic for interpreting modes of relating to the socio-political order, she reclaims the value of affective “pathologies” – through the lens of insecure attachment – as an ethical and politically productive response to oppression

Email: nqy5050@psu.edu

Areas of Specialization:

Social and Political Philosophy, Continental Philosophy (esp. Frankfurt School, Psychoanalysis, and Foucault), Feminist Philosophy

Areas of Competency:

Queer and Affect Theory, Critical Philosophy of Race, Ethics

Teaching Interests:

19th Century Philosophy (Nietzsche), Kant (esp. First Critique), Black Feminism