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. I will soon be joining the Notre Dame Institute for Ethics & Society (Sydney Campus) as a 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


Exciting news in the midst of the slow pandemic burn: friends, I’m delighted to announce that I have accepted the offer of a continuing appointment as Research Fellow at the Notre Dame Institute for Ethics & Society in Sydney, Australia.

New book submitted! A Defence of Nihilism (co-authored with James Tartaglia) will be out with Routledge, hopefully within the year.

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!

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.

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