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Recent alumni

PhDs

2016 Stefano Pippa
PhD: Althusser and Contingency
Profile: Temporary Lecturer in Philosophy (2016–17), University of Wolverhampton and Junior Visiting Fellow in Philosophy at the University of Milano-Bicocca.
2016 Lucie Mercier
PhD: The Inside Passage: Translation as Method and Relation in Serres and Benjamin
Profile: Early Career Research Fellow in Modern European Philosophy, CRMEP.
2013 Max Blechman
PhD: Rousseau: The Politics of Common Sense
Profile: Max is currently working as an Adjunct professor at the American University of Paris.
2013 Bojana Cvejic
PhD: Choreographing Problems: Expressive Concepts in European Contemporary Dance
Profile: Bojana is works as a freelance choreographer. She was a part of 'Spatial Confessions(On the Question of Instituting the Public)' at Tate Modern in May 2014. Her book "Choreographing Problems was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2015. She has been recently appointed Professor of Philosophy of Art for doctoral studies at the Faculty for Media and Communication, University Singidunum in Belgrade.
2012 Kamini Vellodi
PhD: Tintoretto's Difference: Deleuze, Diagrammatics and the Problem of Art History
Profile: Kamini is currently teaching part-time in art history at the University of Exeter.
2011 Tom Eyers
PhD: Jacques Lacan and the Concept of the 'Real'
Profile: Having held a two-year Andrew Mellon post-doctoral Fellowship in the Humanities at Washington University in St Louis, USA; Tom is now Assistant Professor in Philosophy, Dusquesne University, Pittsburgh. His first book was Lacan and the Concept of the Real (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012). His most recent work is Post-Rationalism: Psychoanalysis, Epistemology, and Marxism in Post-War France (Bloomsbury, 2013).
2010 Katie Lloyd Thomas
PhD: Building Materials: Conceptualizing Materials Via the Architectural Specification
Profile: Katie is Lecturer in Architecture at Newcastle University.
Her profile at Newcastle University.
2010 Matthew Charles
PhD: Speculative Experience and History: Walter Benjamin's Goethean Kantianism
Profile: Matt is a Lecturer in the Department of English, Linguistics and Cultural Studies at the University of Westminster. He is the author of 'Imaginative Mislocation: Hiroshima's Genbaku Dome, Ground Zero of the Twentieth Century', Radical Philosophy 162 (July/August 2010) and co-author (with Peter Osborne) of the Stanford University Encyclopedia of Philosophy entry Walter Benjamin. He is a member of the editorial collective of the journal Radical Philosophy.
2010 Dustin McWherter
PhD: Ontology and Cognitive Experience in Kant and Bhaskar
Profile: Dustin is a Lecturer in the Department of Philosophy, the American University of Beirut. He has recently published articles in Kantian Review and Cosmos and History. His book, The Problem of Critical Ontology: Bhaskar Contra Kant, appeared from Palgrave Macmillan in autumn 2012.
2010 Peter Kapos
PhD: Freedom Moves in Leaps: The Problem of Choice in Kant and Fichte
Profile: Peter teaches Art and Design to art students in London. In 2010, he established (with Chris Ireson) the Das Program website exclusively to sell Dieter Rams designs and Braun products issued between 1955 and 1995, the period of Rams' office as Braun's Director of Design.
2009 Luke Skrebowski
PhD: Systems, Contexts, Relations: An Alternative Genealogy of Conceptual Art
Profile: Luke is a Lecturer in the Department of History of Art at the University of Cambridge. He is the co-editor (with Armen Avanessian) of Aesthetics and Contemporary Art (Sternberg Press, 2011). He is currently working on a book project deriving from his PhD research.
2009 Wesley Phillips
PhD: Waiting in Vain: Metaphysics, Modernity and Music: T. W. Adorno, Martin Heidegger and Luigi Nono
Profile: Wesley has published Metaphysics and Music in Adorno and Heidegger (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
2009 Alan McPherson
PhD: Memory and Expectation in Aesthetics: A Study of Adorno's Aesthetic Theory
Profile: Alan is an artist and philosopher. His most recent exhibition was Constructed Paintings at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Glasgow, March-July 2010.
Alan has a new website here.
2008 Simon Skempton
PhD: Alienation After Derrida
Profile: Simon currently teaches Philosophy and Intellectual History at the National Research University, Higher School of Economics in Moscow. A revised version of his PhD was published as Alienation After Derrida (London: Continuum, 2010).
His profile at NRU, Higher School of Economics.
2006 Nina Power
PhD: From Theoretical Antihumanism to Practical Humanism: The Political Subject in Sartre, Althusser, and Badiou
Profile: Nina is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Humanities at Roehampton University and writes widely in the national press (for The Guardian, in particular) on the politics of protest. She is the author of One Dimensional Woman (Ropley: ZeroBooks, 2009).
Nina has a University of Roehampton profile here.
2006 Andrew McGettigan
PhD: Disputes in the 'Metaphysics' of Ethico-Political Transformation: A Reassessment of the Speculative Philosophies of Jacques Derrida and Emmanuel Levinas
Profile: Andrew is a freelance writer, speaker and researcher based in London. He writes on philosophy, the arts and higher education. He has published The Great University Gamble: Money, Markets and the Future of Higher Education (Pluto Press 2013).
His website.
2005 Alastair Morgan
PhD: @Life Does Not Live@: Experience and Life in the Philosophies of Theodor W. Adorno and Giorgio Agamben
Profile: Alastair is part of the Mental Health Research group at Sheffield Hallam University. A revised version of his PhD appeared as Adorno's Concept of Life (London: Continuum, 2007).
2004 Julie Kuhlken
PhD: Why Would a Philosopher Take an Artist Seriously?
Profile: Julie is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Misericordia University (Dallas, PA). She has published Why Philosophers Take Artists Seriously: Nietzsche on Wagner, Heidegger on Hölderlin, Adorno on Schönberg (Scholars' Press, 2013)
2002 Adam Beck
PhD: Heidegger and Science: Nature, Objectivity and the Present-at-Hand
Profile: Adam is a Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at London Metropolitan University.
2001 Christian Kerslake
PhD: The Problem of Immanence in Kant and Deleuze
Profile: Christian is Senior Lecturer in Modern European Philosophy at Middlesex University. His works include Deleuze and the Unconscious (London: Continuum Press, 2007) and Immanence and the Vertigo of Philosophy: From Kant to Deleuze (Edinburgh University Press, 2009).
2001 Stewart Martin
PhD: Adorno and the Problem of Philosophy
Profile: Stewart is Reader in Modern European Philosophy, Aesthetics and Art Theory at Middlesex University, and a member of the editorial collective of the journal Radical Philosophy. His publications include articles in Oxford Art Journal and Third Text. He is currently working on a book about Marx and the concept of 'life'.
His profile at Middlesex University.
1998 Bob Cannon
PhD: Rethinking the Normative Content of Critical Theory: Marx, Habermas and Beyond
Profile: Bob is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of East London and the BA Sociology Programme Leader. A revised version of his PhD was published by Palgrave Macmillan, under the same title, in 2001.
His profile at UEL.
1997 Andrew Rossiter
PhD: The Infinite Subject: The Transcendence of Subjectivity from Descartes to Derrida
Profile: While finishing his PhD, Andrew moved to Hamburg where he worked in a drug advisory centre. His debut book, Apricot Juice and Other Stories (Books on Demand GmbH, 2001), is based around his experiences there. He has subsequently worked as an IT programmer, a manager and a translator. He is currently putting together a second volume of short stories, and continues to live and work in Hamburg.
1995 Mark Neocleous
PhD: State, Power, Administration: Marxist and Foucauldian Perspectives on State Development in Britain, 1832-1918
Profile: Mark is Professor of the Critique of Political Economy, and Head of the Department of Politics and History, at Brunel University London. He is the author of many books and is a member of the editorial collective of the journal Radical Philosophy.
Mark has a new profile at Brunel University London here. He most recently published War Power, Police Power (Edinburgh University Press, 2014).

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Aesthetics and Art Theory MA

  • Maïté Marciano (MA 2013) joined the PhD Program in Comparative Literature at Northwestern University in Autumn 2016.
  • Samuele Piazza (MA 2015) is studying at the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program, 2015–16.
  • John Millar (MA 2014) began a PhD at CRMEP in autumn 2015 having been awarded a TECHNE-AHRC Consortium Studentship.
  • Andrey Shental (MA 2014) is senior editor at Theory and Practice while contributing to several other Russian periodicals, including Artchronika.
  • Alex Fletcher (MA 2013) has been awarded a 3-Year PhD AHRC Studentship by the TECHNE consortium, to work on 'Spaces of Capital: Narrating Social Space and Time in the Photo and Video Essay' in the CRMEP.
  • Tom Ackers (MA 2011) having completed The Independent Study Programme at the Whitney Museum, New York in 2012, has recently been awarded a 5-year PhD Scholarship to study at New York University, 2014–19.
  • Josefine Wikström (MA 2010) has begun a PhD in the CRMEP on Ontologies of Production and Performance.
  • Dessislava Dimova (MA 2009) was the Curator of the 2nd International Antakya Biennial (2010). She is a PhD candidate at the Institute for Art Studies, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia.
  • Luke Skrebowski (MA 2009) submitted his PhD in CRMEP simultaneously with the dissertation for this, his second MA. He now lectures in Art History at the University of Cambridge - see PhD Alumni.
  • Gil Leung (MA 2008) is Distribution Manager at the Lux Arts Agency, London, and Editor of VERSUCH journal. She previously worked as Assistant Curator for Tate Film and Live Programmes.
  • Pilar Villela Mascaro (MA 2008) is a freelance Curator in Mexico City.
  • Kate Parker (MA 2008) is a freelance Producer and Production Manager for artists' films and other projects.
  • Richard Paul (MA 2007) is a Lecturer, photographer and artist. He is a candidate for a PhD by practice in Fine Art at Middlesex University.
  • Jay Hetrick (MA 2006) recently finished a PhD in post-Kantian philosophy of art at the University of Amsterdam.
  • Dan Kidner (MA 2005) is director of the artists' film production company and exhibition space, Picture This, in Bristol.
  • Peter Kapos (MA 2003) was awarded his PhD on The Problem of Choice in Kant and Fichte in the CRMEP in 2010 - see PhD Alumni.
  • Wesley Phillips (MA 2003) was awarded his PhD in the CRMEP, Anticipation in Music and Language: Adorno and Heidegger, in 2009 - see PhD Alumni.
  • Marta Kuzma (MA 2002) is the incoming Dean of the Yale University School of Art (2016). She was previously (2007–13) Director of the Office for Contemporary Art Norway, Oslo - a foundation created by The Norwegian Ministry of Culture and The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She was also a curator at Documenta 13 (2012).
  • Michael Sperlinger (MA 2000) previously Assistant Director of Lux, an agency for artists' film and video, in London, has taken up a post as Professor of Writing and Theory at the Oslo National Academy of the Fine Arts, Norway.

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Modern European Philosophy MA

  • Andrew Bevan (MA 2015) began a PhD at CRMEP in autumn 2015 having been awarded a TECHNE-AHRC Consortium Studentship.
  • Charlie Clarke (MA 2014) is a trainee at The Philosophy Foundation.
  • Alex Ressel (MA 2014) is an associate artist at Open School East.
  • Daniel Nemenyi (MA 2013) whas been awarded a 3-Year PhD AHRC Studentship by the TECHNE consortium, to work on 'What is the Internet? An Ontological Investigation' in the CRMEP.
  • Steve Howard (MA 2013) won an AHRC Studentship for a PhD in the CRMEP on Kant, force and dynamism.
  • Jussi Palmusaari (MA 2012) won a scholarship for a PhD in the CRMEP on Althusser and Rancière. He is co-translating Carl Schmitt’s Der Begriff des Politischen into Finnish.
  • Vangeesa Sumanasekara (MA 2012) is working as a Visiting Lecturer in the universities of Kelaniya and Sri Jayawardenapura, in Sri Lanka. Earlier in 2013 he had formed, with a group of others, "Philosophy and the Arts Collective"(PAC), an organization devoted to promote philosophy in Sri Lanka. He has translated Quentin Meillassoux's After Finitude into Sinhala and is currently working on a translation of Catherine Malabou's Ontology of the Accident.
  • Anindya Bhattacharyya (MA 2011) is a full time journalist and activist with The Socialist Worker.
  • Andres Saenz de Sicilia (MA 2011) has been awarded a PhD Studensthip in the CRMEP to investigate the concept of subsumption in Kant, Hegel, Marx and after.
  • Reham Elnory (PgDip 2010) won a fully funded PhD place in Philosophy at Boston University.
  • Pavel Khazanov (MA 2010) won a full-funded place in Comparative Literature at the University of Pennsylvania.
  • Vijak Haddadi Moghaddam (MA 2009) won a PhD Studentships in the CRMEP.
  • Philip Homburg (MA 2009) won a Scholarship for a PhD in Social and Political Thought at the University of Sussex.
  • Timo Uotinen (MA 2009) won a Scholarship for a PhD in English at Royal Holloway, University of London.
  • Dustin McWherter (MA 2006) was awarded his PhD in the CRMEP in 2010 - see PhD Alumini.
  • Jeremy Till (MA 1999), previously Dean of Architecture and the Built Environment at the University of Westminster is now Head of Central Saint Martins and a Pro Vice-Chancellor of the University of the Arts London.

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Philosophy and Contemporary Critical Theory MA

  • Franziska Aigner (MA 2015) has published for artnodes: E-Journal on Art, Science and Technology.
  • Sigridur Torfadottir Tulinius (MA 2015) now studies law at Queen Mary University of London.
  • Isabell Dahms (MA 2014) began a PhD at CRMEP in autumn 2015 having been awarded  a TECHNE-AHRC Consortium Studentship.
  • Axel Feldmann (MA 2014) is co-founder of design company objectif.
  • Will Stronge (MA 2013) is an Associate Lecturer in the philosophy department at the University of the West of England.
  • Maan Abutaleb (MA 2012) is a freelance writer and Co-founder/Editor of Ma3azef.com – a magazine dedicated to the critique and analysis of contemporary Arabic music.
  • Ian Cuslidge (MA, 2009) is working as Computer Game Designer.
  • Sebastian Truskolaski (MA 2009) won a Scholarship for a PhD in Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths, University of London.
  • Shehzad Amjad (MA, 2008) is working as a freelance journalist in Pakistan.
  • Diarmuid Hester (MA 2008) has begun a PhD in English at the University of Sussex.
  • Cécile Malaspina (MA 2007) has begun a PhD on Canguilhem at the University of Paris VII.
  • Yesim Yaprak Yildiz (MA 2007) is a Researcher with Amnesty International in London.
  • David Hancock (MA 2006) is writing a PhD on Leo Strauss in the London Graduate School, Kingston University.

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Contemporary European Philosophy MA

  • Michael Kolodziej (MA, 2016) has been accepted onto the doctoral programme in Philosophy at the University of Chicago for autumn 2016
  • Alice Martin (MA 2014) is a Researcher, Business and Finance, at the New Economics Foundation (nef).
  • Joel White (MA 2014) has been awarded a 3-Year PhD AHRC Studentship by the CHASE consortium, to work on Antonin Artaud, at King's College London, University of London.

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