Faculty & Staff


Director: Richard Shusterman, D.Phil. Dorothy F. Schmidt Eminent Scholar Chair in the Humanities and Director of the Center for Body, Mind, and Culture  (shuster1@fau.edu)

Associate Director: Kenneth W. Holloway, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Department of History, Levenson Professor of Asian Studies  (khollow4@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) CV.

Ilaria Serra, Ph.D. Professor of Italian and Comparative Studies (iserra1@fau.edu)

Katharina Rynkiewich, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Anthropology  (krynkiewich@fau.edu)

Joseph Choma, Ph.D. Professor of Architecture (jchoma@fau.edu)

Garrett Mindt, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Philosophy (gmindt@fau.edu)

Carter Koppelman, Ph.D Assistant Professor of Sociology (ckoppelman@fau.edu) CV

Stacey Balkan, Ph.D Associate Professor of English and Head of the Cultures, Languages and Literatures track of the Comparative Studies Ph.D program (sbalkan@fau.edu) CV

Rachel Harris, Ph.D Elaine and Herbert Gimelstob Eminent Scholar Chair in Judaic Studies and Professor of Film and Multimedia Studies (harrisr@fau.edu)

Louis Merlin, Ph.D Associate Professor in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning (lmerlin@fau.edu) CV

Visiting Scholars and Associates


Mark D. Tschaepe, Ph.D. in Philosophy at Prairie View A&M University. Research project on the somaesthetics of discomfort. CV

Louis A. Merlin, Ph.D., AICP in Urban and regional Planning at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. CV


Anne Tarvainen, Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology at University of Tampere in Tampere, Finland. Research project on embodied vocal experiences of deaf, tone-deaf, and vocally disordered singers. CV

Dag Svanæs, Ph.D. in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) at Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, Norway. Research project on Somaesthetics. CV

Ekaterina Guzha, Ph.D. in Philosophy at Lomonosov Moscow State University in Moscow, Russia. Research project on Somaesthetics and Contemporary Issues of Aesthetics in Everyday Life. CV

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

Wang Feng, Ph.D. in Literature, Professor of Literature at East China Normal University, China. Research project on Somaesthetics and Analytic Aesthetics. CV

Li Junxue, Ph.D. in Philosophy. Associate Professor of the Department of Chinese Language and Literature at Xi'an University of Technology, China. Research project on Somaesthetics and the Aesthetic Tradition. CV

Tatiana Pyrova, Ph.D. Candidate in Philosophy at Moscow State University Public, Russia. Research project on neopragmatism and hip hop culture. CV

Guoyou Wang, PhD in Philosophy, Professor in the School of Philosophy at Heilongjiang University, China. Research project on The Metaphilosophical Foundations of Somaesthetics. CV

Wang Qian, Ph.D. in Literature, Associate Professor at East China Normal University, China. Research project on Ecocriticism and Somaesthetics. CV

Zhang Ruoxuan, Graduate Student from ECNU. Research in Somaesthetics 

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

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

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

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

Aldir Carvalho Filho, Professor at Federal Institute Colegio Pedro II, Brazil. Research project on the role of the pragmatist principle of contingency in Shusterman’s philosophy, and on its consequences and possibilities for Somaesthetics. Visiting Scholar funded by CAPES foundation. CV

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

Ying Hu, Ph.D. 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.

Hans-Peter Krueger, Ph.D. in Philosophy, University of Potsdam, Germany. Visiting on a grant from the Humboldt Foundation.

Wojciech Małecki, Ph.D. in Philology, University of Wroclaw, Poland. A grant from the Kosciuszko Foundation is funding his visit.

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

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.