Jennifer O. Gammage

I’m a doctoral candidate and teaching fellow in the Department of Philosophy at DePaul University and an instructor at Bellevue University. I also serve on the American Philosophical Association (APA) Virtual Programming Committee.

I’m currently teaching courses on ethics, race and identity, and philosophy of crime and punishment in the Departments of Philosophy and Criminology and the Liberal Studies Program at DePaul and introductory courses in philosophy and ethics at Bellevue. I was honored to have been awarded The Michael Mezey Excellence in Teaching Award for my undergraduate philosophy courses on ethics, existentialism, affect theory, and social and political thought in the past. In addition to my teaching in Philosophy, I worked as a program instructor for DePaul’s Arnold Mitchem Scholars Program and collaborated with the Ronald McNair Scholars Program to provide research preparation training, professional development workshops, and mentorship to students who have historically been underserved and/or marginalized within the academy.

I approach Philosophy from a historical, critical, hermeneutical, phenomenological, and interdisciplinary perspective. My research strengths are within Ethics and Social Justice, History of Philosophy, 19th and 20th century Continental Philosophy (especially Nietzsche and Heidegger), Social and Political Philosophy, Moral Psychology, Latina Feminist Phenomenology, Existentialism, and Trauma Studies. I am especially interested in questions about temporality, history, identity, and political movements.

I earned my BA and MA in Philosophy from The University of New Mexico where I minored in cultural anthropology and religious studies. While pursuing my MA, I taught argumentative writing courses in the Department of English and served as a mentor with the Women’s Resource Center.

Outside of my training at UNM and DePaul, I have had the benefit of participating in several institutes and workshops, including: UNM Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program; PIKSI at the Rock Ethics Institute; Rutgers Summer Institute for Diversity in Philosophy; Collegium Phaenomenologicum; and Chicago Torture Justice Center’s Liberatory Memory Workshop.

When I am not teaching, reading, or writing, I enjoy hiking with my two dogs and supporting mutual aid projects and initiatives that address and combat carceral violence.