Contributors’ Bios – Volume X, Issue II, Spring 2017

Keith Ansell-Pearson holds a Personal Chair in Philosophy at the University of Warwick, a position he has held since 1998.  He is the author and editor of books on Nietzsche, Bergson, and Deleuze, as well as the author of over eighty articles and review essays. He is currently researching a study of Nietzsche and Freud.

Daniel Conway is Professor of Philosophy and Humanities, and Affiliate Professor of Religious Studies and Film Studies, at Texas A&M University (USA). He lectures and publishes widely on topics in post-Kantian European philosophy, political theory, religion, literature, and film.

Matthew Dennis is writing his thesis on philosophical self-cultivation on the Joint Ph.D. programme at the universities of Monash (Australia) and Warwick (UK). He works on in ethics and aesthetics in the modern European philosophical tradition, Hellenistic philosophy, and contemporary virtue theory. He is currently completing two articles on contemporary virtue ethical readings of Nietzsche to be published in 2017.

Jennifer Gammage is a Ph.D. student and teaching fellow at DePaul University where she also works as an instructor for the Arnold L. Mitchem Fellows Program. Her interests unfold from the intersection of hermeneutics, philosophy of history, temporality, psychoanalysis, and the event of revolution.

Peter S. Groff is Associate Professor at Bucknell University. He has written on Nietzsche, Islamic philosophy, and comparative issues across philosophical traditions. His most recent scholarship focuses on establishing a dialogue of sorts between Nietzsche and select classical Islamic philosophers, by way of their creative appropriation of certain Greek and Hellenistic themes.

Jill Marsden is a senior lecturer in the School of the Arts at the University of Bolton. She is the author of After Nietzsche: Notes Towards a Philosophy of Ecstasy (Palgrave 2002) and a range of articles on continental philosophy and literature.

Joseph M. Spencer received a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of New Mexico and is now Visiting Assistant Professor in the College of Religious Education at Brigham Young University. He is the author of several books and numerous articles focused on philosophy and theology. He serves as the associate director of the Mormon Theology Seminar, and is an associate editor of the Journal of Book of Mormon Studies.

Federico Testa is a Philosophy Ph.D. candidate at Monash University (Australia) and at the University of Warwick (England). His research explores the notions of life, normativity and vitalism in the works of Michel Foucault and Georges Canguilhem. He is translating Guyau’s La morale d’Épicure. His principal areas of interest are contemporary French philosophy, history of philosophy, aesthetics and political theory. He holds a Master’s degree in Philosophy and a Master’s degree in History and Theory of Art, and he has taught in universities in Brazil and Australia.

Willow Verkerk is a Lecturer in Philosophy at the Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy at Kingston University, London. She specializes in 19th and 20th century German and French Philosophy and Feminist Philosophy. Her work has appeared in Journal of Nietzsche Studies, Philosophy and Literature, Philosophy Now, Symposium: Canadian Journal for Continental Philosophy, and will appear in The Spell of Capital: Reification and Spectacle (University of Amsterdam Press), and philoSOPHIA: A Journal of Continental Feminism.