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, Africana philosophy, and 19th- and 20th-century history of philosophy, especially late modern German philosophy. I received my Ph.D. in Philosophy from The Graduate Center, CUNY and my BA from Hunter College, CUNY. I grew up in Brooklyn, NY. In my free time, I write poetry and volunteer in public outreach programs.
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. You can check out my recent interview at the Boston Athenaeum about my forthcoming book here.