I 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.
My chapter on “Rorty and Nihilism” in A Companion to Richard Rorty, ed. Alan Malachowski (Wiley-Blackwell, 2020) is now out!
I received a 2020 Teaching Excellence Award from the Office of the Provost for my Philosophy and Social Ethics Honors course (Fall 2019)!
I was interviewed with my fellow Rorty scholars on “You Might Need Some Richard Rorty” (The 2nd Richard Rorty Society Meeting), a radio documentary by Tom Holland, Ideas – CBC Radio (Toronto, Canada), Dec 2019.
I’m co-writing A Philosophical Defence of Nihilism with James Tartaglia (Routledge) this year. We’ve both finished our books: mine is entitled Outgrowing Modern Nihilism (Palgrave Macmillan), and James’s new book is Gods and Titans: Philosophy in a Technological World (Bloomsbury).
“Revisiting the Brown Babe’s Burden” is now published on the American Philosophical Association – Black Issues in Philosophy Blog (Nov 2019).
“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)
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