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Elvira Basevich


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Dr. Elvira BasevichAssistant Professor

Research Interests

Social and Political Philosophy; Africana Philosophy; Feminist Philosophy; Modern European Philosophy; Ethics; Ancient Greek Philosophy; Philosophy of Religion; Philosophy and Literature.

Education

  • Ph D: Philosophy, (2017), The Graduate Center, CUNY
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: W.E.B. Du Bois on Freedom, Race, and American Modernity
  • BA: Philosophy, (2011), Hunter College, CUNY

Selected Awards and Honors

  • Dr. Richard M. Hunt Fellowship for the Study of German Politics, Society, and Culture (2017), Scholarship/Research - American Council on Germany
  • Honoree, as an "Activist, Organizer, and Scholar" (2017), Leadership - Du Bois Bunche Center for Public Policy & the Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
  • Honorable Mention (2016) - Ford Dissertation Fellowship
  • Provost Pre-Dissertation Summer Fellowship (2015) - The Graduate Center, CUNY
  • Doctoral Student Research Grant (2014), Scholarship/Research - The Graduate Center, CUNY
  • Finalist , Fulbright Research Fellowship (2014) - Goethe University
  • Summer Workshop Participant, "Urban Inequalities, Neoliberalism & the Welfare State" (2014) - Humboldt University
  • Summer Workshop Participant, "Metaphysics or Modernity?" (2012) - Bamberg University
  • Ernst Hoffman Memorial Award (2011), Scholarship/Research
  • Max Kade Foundation Grant (2011), Scholarship/Research - Max Kade Foundation
  • Member (2011) - Phi Beta Kappa
  • William Bryar Memorial Award for Best Undergraduate Philosophy Student (2011), Scholarship/Research - CUNY

Selected Publications

  • Basevich, E. (2018). Against the Trump Administration’s Attack on Migrants and Asylum Seekers. Radical Philosophy Association Magazine
  • Basevich, E. (2017). Modern Representations of Evil: Kant, Arendt, and the Devil in Goethe’s Faust and Bulgakov’s The Master and Margarita (pp. 242-56). Routledge
  • Basevich, E. (2017). Du Bois, racialism and plurality. The Owl Podcast
  • Basevich, E. (2016). Simone de Beauvoir (pp. 46-50). Palgrave Macmillan Press
  • Basevich, E. (2015). Axel Honneth, Freedom’s Right: The Social Foundations of Democratic Life. Marx and Philosophy Review of Books
  • Basevich, E. (2015). The Place of Values in a World of Politics: Personality, Motivation, and Ideology (pp. 351-74). Oxford University Press
  • Basevich, E. (2013). Stroud’s Dissatisfaction with Kant: On the Indispensability of 'Certain Ways of Thinking' (pp. 79-94). Bamberg University Press
  • Basevich, E. (2012). Foucaultian Resonances: Agamben on Race, Citizenship, and the Modern State. Sofia Philosophical Review, 6(2) 74-91.

Selected Presentations

  • W.E.B. Du Bois’s Critique of Radical Reconstruction (1865-77): A Hegelian Approach to American Modernity - Power & Governance: Forms, Dynamics, Consequences, August 2018 - Tampere, Finland
  • W.E.B. Du Bois’s Critique of Radical Reconstruction (1865-77): A Hegelian Approach to American Modernity, May 2018 - Prague, Czech Republic
  • Why Second Thoughts Are Not Good Enough: The Kantian Dimension of Charles Mills’s Black Radical Liberalism, May 2018 - Bayreuth, Germany
  • Why Second Thoughts Are Not Good Enough: The Kantian Dimension of Charles Mills’s Black Radical Liberalism - MAP Social and Political Philosophy Workshop, April 2018 - Kalamazoo, MI
  • Regarding the Nature of Progressive Political Change: Du Bois and Rawls on Kant’s Cosmopolitanism, March 2018 - Ypsilanti, MI
  • W.E.B. Du Bois on Democracy and Dissent in the Jim Crow Era - Central APA, Main Program, February 2018 - Chicago, IL
  • W.E.B. Du Bois’s Critique of Radical Reconstruction (1865-77): A Hegelian Approach to American Modernity - On the 150th Birthday of W.E.B. Du Bois, February 2018 - Ann Arbor, MI
  • - Mentoring the Mentors, January 2018 - Savannah, GA
  • Race and Kantian Political Liberalism: Sites of Intervention - Graduate Seminar on Kant, November 2017 - Champaign, IL
  • Regarding the Nature of Progressive Political Change: Du Bois and Rawls on Kant’s Cosmopolitanism, October 2017 - Rochester, MI
  • W.E.B. Du Bois on Democracy and Dissent in the Jim Crow Era - Who’s Got the Power? Philosophical Critique of Social and Political Structures, October 2017 - Reykjavík, Iceland
  • Regarding the Nature of Progressive Political Change: Du Bois and Rawls on Kant’s Cosmopolitanism - European Consortium for Political Research, General Conference, September 2017 - Oslo, Norway
  • W.E.B. Du Bois on Democracy and Dissent in the Jim Crow Era - MANCEPT Workshop, September 2017 - Manchester, UK
  • W.E.B. Du Bois on Democracy and Dissent in the Jim Crow Era - Democracy and Dissent: Theorizing Political Agency from Sites of Difference, June 2017 - Oxford, UK
  • W.E.B. Du Bois’s Racialism and Two Liberal Approaches to Plurality - Brooklyn Public Philosophers, March 2017 - New York, NY
  • Du Bois, Reconstruction, and the Remaking of the Modern American State - Society for the Study of Africana Philosophy, Fall 2016 Speaker Series, 2016 - New York, NY
  • Du Bois, Reconstruction, and the Remaking of the Modern American State - Race, Reconstruction, & Reparations Conference, October 2016 - New York, NY
  • W.E.B. Du Bois’s Racialism and Two Liberal Approaches to Plurality - Ninth Annual Rocky Mountain Ethics Congress (RoME), August 2016 - Boulder, CO
  • Charles Mills’s Black Radical Liberalism and the Category of Moral Personhood - APA Pacific Division, Main Program, April 2016
  • Du Bois and Hegel on Social Freedom - Society for German Idealism, April 2016
  • God Comes to Her: St. Teresa of Ávila, Simone Weil, and the Kantian Conception of Modern Religious Experience - Redemption of Feeling: The Religious Existentialists, December 2015 - New York, NY
  • Du Bois and Hegel on the Normative Significance of the Family - Northeastern Political Science Association, November 2015
  • Modern Representations of Evil: The Devil in Goethe’s Faust and Bulgakov’s The Master and Margarita - Philosophy and Russian Literature Conference, October 2015 - Princeton, NJ
  • Charles Mills’s Black Radical Liberalism and the Category of Moral Personhood - European Consortium for Political Research, August 2015 - Montreal, QC
  • Du Bois and Hegel on Social Freedom - European Consortium for Political Research, August 2015 - Montreal, QC
  • Du Bois and Hegel on Social Freedom - Southwest Seminar in Continental Philosophy, May 2015 - Flagstaff, AZ
  • Civic Education: Forging an Alliance between Democracy and Justice - Society for the Philosophical Study of Education, November 2013 - Chicago, IL
  • Arendt and Habermas on the Purpose of Politics: A Defense of Ethical Normativity - Ideals and Reality in Social Ethics Conference, March 2013 - Cardiff, UK
  • Normativity and Social Ontology: Revisiting the Rawls/Habermas Debate - Social and Political Philosophy Workshop, February 2013 - New York, NY
  • Theorizing Sexuality, the Dialectic and Freedom: Reading Marcuse against Butler - Society of Women in Philosophy (SWIP), April 2012 - New York, NY
  • The Normative Dimension of Hegel’s Philosophy of Right - Critical Theory Conference: Principles of Uncertainty, March 2012 - New York, NY

Selected Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • Writing Across the Curriculum Fellow (2015), Fellowship - Queens College, CUNY
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  • Enhanced Chancellor Dissertation Fellow (2011), Fellowship - The Graduate Center, CUNY
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