IMG_8875I am Tracy Llanera and I am a Filipino philosopher.

I am an Assistant Research Professor at the Department of Philosophy, University of Connecticut. I am also affiliated with the UConn Asian and Asian American Studies Institute as research faculty. My research interests lie at the intersection of social and political philosophy, philosophy of religion, pragmatism, and social epistemology.

I was a Visiting Research Fellow at the School of Politics, Philosophy, International Relations and Environment at Keele University, United Kingdom (Spring 2018). I was also a Research Fellow at the University of Connecticut Humanities Institute (Humility & Conviction in Public Life), United States last Fall 2017. I have taught graduate and undergraduate courses at the University of Connecticut (United States), Macquarie University (Australia), and the University of Santo Tomas (Philippines).

My Ph.D. in Philosophy was awarded by Macquarie University in 2016.

Charlie Barley, my beloved


“Revisiting the Brown Babe’s Burden” is now published on the American Philosophical Association – Black Issues in Philosophy Blog.

“Disavowing Hate: Group Egotism from Westboro to the Klan” is now out in the Journal of Philosophical Research (Oct 2019).

My public philosophy essay The “Sinners” and Victims of Duterte’s War on Drugs is now out on New Naratif (Oct 2019)!

Interview (w/ Nicholas Smith): “Richard Rorty and Metaphilosophy”, The Philosopher’s Zone – ABC Radio National – Sydney, Australia (Sep 2019)

Book contract with Routledge signed! I’ll be co-writing A Philosophical Defence of Nihilism with James Tartaglia. But before that, we’ll be penning our respective monographs: mine is entitled Outgrowing Modern Nihilism (Palgrave Macmillan), and James’s new book is Gods and Titans: Philosophy in a Technological World (Bloomsbury).

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