Loyola University Chicago

Department of Philosophy


Full-Time Faculty

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Johanna Oksala

Johanna Oksala is the Arthur J. Schmitt Professor of Philosophy. She joined Loyola University Chicago in August 2019. Professor Oksala’s areas of expertise are political philosophy, feminist philosophy, environmental philosophy, Foucault, and phenomenology. She is the author of five monographs and over fifty refereed journal articles and book chapters. Her work has been translated into eight languages. Oksala is on the editorial board of several academic journals, and she has given over a hundred conference papers and invited talks internationally. Read an interview with Dr. Oksala here.

Naomi Fisher

Naomi Fisher is an assistant professor of Philosophy. Her research focuses on Kant and German Idealism and Romanticism, specifically the relationship between nature, freedom, and rationality in Kant’s Critical philosophy and in Friedrich Schelling’s philosophy of nature. She also has interests in the broader history of philosophy, particularly the 19th century, the philosophy of science, and ethics. Read an interview with Dr. Fisher here.

Richard Kim

Dr. Richard Kim is an assistant professor in the Philosophy department at Loyola University Chicago. His research focuses on the nature of well-being and draws from East Asian and Ancient philosophy to address contemporary problems in ethics and moral psychology. Read an interview with Dr. Kim here. 

David Ingram 

"When you've seen those conditions, it's like they’re indelibly imprinted on your brain. You can't get them out of your head. So, I've become increasingly interested in what critical theory looks like on the ground instead of being just absorbed with theory." Read more about Dr. Ingram and his bookWorld Crisis and Underdevelopment: A Critical Theory of Poverty, Agency, and Coercion

Joseph Vukov 

"My research projects in philosophy of mind and neuroethics both stem from my interest in consciousness and whether consciousness matters, morally speaking. In recent years, we have made great strides in understanding the brain. But there are important questions about consciousness we haven’t answered yet." Read more in this interview with Dr. Vukov.

Kristen Irwin

"Academia is less romantic than we think, but it is a job. Being a professional is an aspect of life for anyone in white collar positions in the 21st century; higher education is not exempt. But this is not *necessarily* a bad thing. You can think about how to be professional without betraying who you are." Read Dr. Irwin's interview here. 

Joy Gordon 

"I’ve been doing work on the ethical aspects of economic sanctions for a number of years. That’s turned out to be a useful context in which to approach a number of issues that I find compelling, such as thinking about the abuse of power within the context of international law and global governance." Read more in an interview about Dr. Gordon's work here. 

Jacqueline Scott 

"I love having students come in with either no preconceptions or with negative preconceptions about philosophy and then being able to get them to recognize their skills. So that all of a sudden they are excited about philosophy and everything that is telling them, 'You’re not going to get excited,' or 'You’re not going to like this,' it all vanishes. Even if it’s just for a few moments, that is incredibly satisfying." Read more in this interview with Dr. Scott.