IMG_8875I am Tracy Llanera and I am a Filipino philosopher.

I am a Research Fellow at the Notre Dame Institute for Ethics & Society in Sydney, Australia and 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 and the UConn Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program as research faculty.

Starting August 2021, I will be Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Connecticut. I will remain affiliated with the Institute for Ethics & Society at the University of Notre Dame, Australia as Adjunct Research Fellow.

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


Two essays on Women Doing Philosophy in the Philippines are featured on the APA blog: “To Slay a Specter: On the Founding of the Women Doing Philosophy Group in the Philippines” by Cassandra Teodosio and “In/Visible Brown Babes: Synthesis of the Brown Babe’s Burden 2020” (mine).

A Defence of Nihilism, co-authored with James Tartaglia, is out (Routledge)!

My book Richard Rorty: Outgrowing Modern Nihilism is published! I am deeply grateful for the positive reviews.

My chapter on “Rorty and Nihilism” in A Companion to Richard Rorty, ed. Alan Malachowski (Wiley-Blackwell, 2020) is now out!

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