Jennifer O. Gammage

I am currently a doctoral candidate and teaching fellow in the Department of Philosophy at DePaul University and serve as chair of the Graduate Student Council of the American Philosophical Association (APA).

I am 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 addition to my teaching in philosophy, I have worked as a program instructor for DePaul’s Mitchem program and collaborated with the McNair program to provide research preparation training, professional development workshops, and mentorship to undergraduate students that have historically been under-represented and under-served within the academy at large.

I approach research from a historical, critical, hermeneutical, and phenomenological perspective. My research strengths are within history of philosophy, 19th and 20th century Continental philosophy (especially Nietzsche and Heidegger), ethics, social and political philosophy, and Latin American Philosophy. My dissertation explores questions arising at the intersections of philosophies of temporality and history, memorial politics, ethics, trauma theory, decolonial thought, and Latina feminist phenomenology.

I earned my BA and MA in Philosophy from The University of New Mexico. My undergraduate studies included minors in cultural anthropology and religious studies. While pursuing my MA, I taught college 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 participated in several institutes and workshops, including: PIKSI Rock; 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, gardening, working with fiber arts, organizing with mutual aid projects, and supporting local grassroots efforts to address and combat carceral violence.