Postdoctoral Social Sciences Teaching Fellow

In 2020-1, Eliza Starbuck Little is a Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in the Division of Social Sciences and The Committee on Social Thought. She received her PhD from Social Thought in 2020, with a specialization in philosophy.

Eliza’s research focuses on post-Kantian German Idealism and aesthetics, broadly construed. Her scholarship has been supported by the Forschungskolleg for Analytic German Idealism and the Institute for Critical Social Inquiry.

Her current work on Hegel aims to describe a new framework for approaching Hegel’s theoretical works, while simultaneously offering the first comprehensive treatment of perception and perceptual themes in Hegel’s mature thought. The larger goal of the project is to use Hegel's work to bridge the gap between philosophical and non-philosophical theories of knowledge.

She is also working on a second project about the kind of knowledge provided by works of literature. The project combines Hegelian epistemology with works of contemporary literature by Rachel Cusk, Renee Gladman, Javier Marías, and Alberto Moravia.

Further information is available on her professional website.