Elvira Basevich, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
I'm an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at University of Massachusetts, Lowell. I was a visitor at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture (IASC) at the University of Virginia in 2019 and a Hunt research fellow at the Einstein Forum in Potsdam, Germany in 2017, awarded by the American Council on Germany. My areas of research are political philosophy, 19th and 20th century history of philosophy, especially late modern German philosophy, and Africana philosophy. I received my Ph.D. from The Graduate Center, CUNY and my BA from Hunter College, CUNY.
My current research focuses on W.E.B. Du Bois's theory of justice and democracy, which I base on his critique of 19th- and 20th-century American society.
My first book Du Bois: The Lost and the Found is forthcoming with Polity in 2020.
I grew up in Brooklyn, NY. In my free time, I write poetry and volunteer in public outreach programs.