Graduate Student

Aliosha Bielenberg

In my research, I am interested in how individuals and societies negotiate difference and sameness as we form political affinities, create cultural artifacts, and build a material world together. To undertake this work, I use resources and methods from my training in history, anthropology, and philosophy. My immediate research focus is in Cyprus, with broad interests in objects, objectivity, heritage, and world-making.

My writing has appeared in Eidolon...

Deimy Chavez Oropeza

My interests are in feminist philosophy, drawn from both the analytic and continental traditions. I am particularly interested in (gendered/sexual/racial) harm’s power to produce error, ignorance, paranoia, and other deficiencies in cognitive contact with the world. Within feminist philosophy, I also have interests in the debates and discourses around abortion, transness, sexual difference, sex work, and sexual violence.
I have secondary academic interests in Kantian constructivism, practical reason and knowledge, Marxism, standpoint theory, writings about the self, and theology. I have...

pê feijó

pê feijó is a Lisbon-based writer, scholar, and militant who’s concerned with monstrosity as theory and praxis of embodied minority politics (namely crip, cuir, decolonial, and class struggles).

Her public works include the collectively authored Acordo Queerográfico (2013), the entry on ‘gender’ for Electra magazine De-Generatione: From the margins of gender (2018), the portuguese co-translation of and...

Sean Fen

My work usually resides at the intersection of the philosophy of life, ethics, and political theory. I have long been interested in offering a “procedural” account of freedom and its maintenance (interpreted as an “achievement”), particularly regarding how the “fragility” of human life, which defines the essence of living beings, serves as a condition for the achieved emergence of this notion of freedom, rather than viewing freedom as a pre-given, natural quality of humans. This leads me to ask how this free process discloses, constitutes, and endures a form of “worldly...

Yael Hacohen

Yael Hacohen has an MFA in Poetry at New York University where she was an Adjunct Professor, an NYU Veterans Workshop Fellow, and International Editor at Washington Square Review. Her poems appear in The Poetry Review, Bellevue Literary Review, Every Day Poets Magazine, Nine Lines Literary Review, and many more. She was a finalist in the 2015 Glimmer Train Very Short Story Competition, Consequence Poetry Prize, and the 2013 MSLexia Poetry Prize for Women. At UC Berkeley she is researching women...