Lin Atnip

(Since 2019: Postdoctoral Fellow at the Humanities and Social Change International Foundation, Santa Barbara Center)

Previous education: University of Chicago (Undergraduate)

Intellectual interests: Artistic and literary modernism; Social theory, particularly of art and/in modernity; Film; Philosophical film and literary criticism

Dissertation title: "From Tragic Form to Apocalyptic Reality in Four American Works: Toward an Epistemological Theory and Practice of Reading" (completed 2019)


Nicholas Bellinson

(Placement beginning Fall 2020: tutor, St. John's College, Annapolis)

Previous education: B.A. in History, Princeton University; master's work in Art History, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin

Interests: Shakespeare; Renaissance literature; lyric poetry; the experience of classical poetic meters; historiography; the influence of classical antiquity upon the post-antique world; counter-Reformation scientific culture; Michelangelo's sculptures; psychoanalysis.

Dissertation title: "Shakespeare's Songs"

Dissertation committee: David Wellbery (chair), Rosanna Warren, Richard Strier, David Bevington (deceased)


Danielle Charette

(Placement beginning Fall 2021: Postdoctoral Research Associate and Lecturer, Department of Politics, University of Virginia)

Undergraduate education: B.A. in English Literature, Swarthmore College, 2014

Interests: Civic republicanism and its legacy, David Hume, Machiavelli, the Scottish Enlightenment, eighteenth-century commerce and society, politics and literature

Dissertation title: “David Hume's Imperfect Commonwealth" (completed 2021)

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Danielle Charette

Chenxin Jiang

Previous education: B.A. in Comparative Literature, Princeton University

Interests: poetry, translation, German, Chinese, literature and philosophy.

Dissertation title: "An Ethics of Transition Through Translation" (completed 2021)


Jozef Majernik

Education: B.A. in Political Science, BISLA, 2012; M.A. in Philosophy, Leiden University 

Interests: Nietzsche; Plato; Heidegger and his students (especially Jan Patočka and Leo Strauss); ethics; modern returns to ancient thought.

Dissertation: "Nietzsche's Untimely Meditations"

Dissertation Committee: Heinrich Meier, Robert Pippin, Nathan Tarcov.

Jozef Majernik

Julia Mueller

Previous education: B.A. in English and French, University of Oregon; M.A. in Humanities, University of Chicago

Interests: poetry and poetics; essays; film; nature and natural history; observation and attention

Dissertation title: "The Intelligence of Attention" (completed 2021)

Dissertation committee: Mark Payne (co-chair), Rosanna Warren (co-chair), Lorraine Daston


Aparna Ravilochan

(Placement beginning Fall 2021: Tutor, St. John's College, Sante Fe)

Undergraduate education: B.A., St. John's College, Santa Fe

Interests: Aristotle's science and metaphysics; philosophy of science; history of mathematics, biology, physics & cosmology.

Aparna Ravilochan

Robert Stone

(Placement beginning 2022: Postdoctoral Fellow at the Strategy and Policy Department of the US Naval War College)

Education: B.A. in Politics, Princeton University

Interests: History of political thought, democratic theory

Dissertation Title: "Thucydides on Democratic Decision-Making"

Dissertation committee: Nathan Tarcov (chair), Matthew Landauer, Arlene Saxonhouse (University of Michigan)

Robert Stone

Michail Vlasopoulos

Education: B.A., National Technical University of Athens, 2008; M.Des. in Architecture, Harvard University, 2012

Interests: Early Modern Philosophy―Descartes, Spinoza, through to Leibniz―and the Philosophy of Biology, from Aristotle to figures of nineteenth-century Continental Formalism such as Goethe, Lorenz Oken, Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire and Louis Agassiz.

Michail Vlasopoulos

Austin Walker

Interests: history and philosophy of education.

Austin Walker

David Williams

Joint degree in Social Thought and Classics

Education: B.A. in Classics, Kenyon College

Interests: Ancient Greek poetry and philosophy, esp. Aristophanes and Plato; comedy and tragedy; ancient and modern intellectual history; historical semantics and conceptual history

Dissertation title: “The Comic Critique of Philosophy: Aristophanes, Plato, and the Bios Theōrētikos


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