Director: Richard Shusterman, D. Phil. Dorothy F. Schmidt Eminent Scholar in the Humanities and Professor of Philosophy  (shuster1@fau.edu)


Faculty Associates

Susan Love Brown, Ph.D. Professor of Anthropology   (slbrown@fau.edu)

Jane Caputi, Ph.D. Professor of Women’s Studies and Communication  (jcaputi@fau.edu)

Kenneth W. Holloway, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Department of History, Levenson Professor of Asian Studies  (khollow4@fau.edu)

Michael J. Horswell, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Spanish & Latin American Literature, Associate Dean of the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, Director of the Comparative Studies Program (mhorswell@fau.edu)

Noemi Marin, Ph.D. Professor, School of Communication and Multimedia Studies (nmarin@fau.edu)

Marcella Munson, Ph.D. Associate Professor of French and Comparative Literature, Chair of the Department of Languages, Linguistics and Comparative Literature (mmunson@fau.edu)

Elizabeth Cruz Petersen, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Body, Mind, and Culture, and Adjunct, Department of Languages, Linguistics, and Comparative Studies ( epeters1@fau.edu)


Visiting Scholars and Associates


Sandra Belzile, Ph.D. Candidate in Practical Philosophy at University of Sherbrook. Research project on the connection between Somaesthetics and Health CV

Yanping Gao, Assistant Professor at Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, China. Research project on Somaesthetics and classical  Chinese philosophy. CV

André Marques Estevez, M.A. Candidate at Escola de Artes, Ciencias e Humanidades Universidade de Sao Paulo. Research project on Somaesthetics and Voice. CV



Kristina Höök, , Ph.D. Professor at Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden. Research project on Somaesthetics and Interactive Design.  CV 

Wang Hui, Ph.D. Candidate in Philosophy at Xi’an Jiaotong University.  Research on comparison between Chinese and Western Philosophy, Chinese Philosophy, American Philosophy,  Phenomenology.  CV

Dr. Luciana Arslan, Professor at Federal University of Uberlândia, Brazil.  Research project on Pragmatist Aesthetics & Somaesthetics and their conceptual use in the field of Visual Arts. CV

Dr. Aldir Carvalho Filho, Professor at Federal Institute Colegio Pedro II, Brazil . Research project on  t he role of the pragmatist principle of contingency in Shusterman’s philosophy, and on its consequences and possibilities for S omaesthetics. Visiting Scholar funded by CAPES foundation.  CV

Dr. Wang Yun, Associate Professor of Aesthetics and supervisor of postgraduate studies at Soochow University. Research Project on Somaesthetics and Ecological Thought  (
CV )

Ying Hu, PHD candidate in Philosophy at Beijing Normal University. Research project on Somaesthetics and Human-Machine Interaction. ( CV )

Fabio Luiz Silva, Ph.D Candidate in Communication Studies at The Fluminense Federal University in Brazil. Research: Aesthetic issues with comic books and comic book language. (CV)

Wang Yaquin, Ph.D student in the fields of Literary Theory and Somaesthetics at Capital Norman University. (CV)

Fu Shouxiang, Ph.D. Professor of Humanities, Academy of Social Sciences, East China University of Political Science and Law: Research in Aesthetics in Popular Culture.

Hyijin Lee, Ph.D. Candidate, Aesthetics, University of Tokyo, Japan (CV)

Zhang Aihong, Ph.D. Candidate, Southeast University, Nanjing, P.R. China. Research in arts and aesthetics

Prof. Dr. Hans-Peter Krueger, (Philosophy), University of Potsdam, Germany. Visiting on a grant from the Humboldt Foundation (CV)

Dr. Wojciech Małecki, (Philology) , University of Wroclaw, Poland. A grant from the Kosciuszko Foundation is funding his visit

Dr. Kacper Bartczak, (American Studies), University of Lodz, Poland. A grant from the Kosciuszko Foundation funded his visit

Dr. Pang Fei, (Chinese and Pragmatist Aesthetics), Zhejiang University  of Technology, China

Liu Delin, (Ph.D. candidate, Aesthetics), Shandong University, China

Erika Kubíková, (Ph.D. candidate, Pragmatism), Matej Bel University, Slovakia

Gong Ming (Ph.D. candidate, Literary Theory), Peking University, China

Henrik Smed Nielsen (Ph.D. candidate, Information and Media Studies) University of Aarhus, Denmark (CV)

Jinyup Kim, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Aesthetics, Seoul National University of Korea, Republic of Korea (CV)

Jasper van Buuren, Ph.D. candidate, Philosophy, University of Potsdam, Germany


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