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John Santiago

John Santiago, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Philosophy/Religious Studies

Tel.: (630) 942-2961
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2612D
santiag@cod.edu

Areas of Research Interest:

  • Social and Political Theory
  • Personal Autonomy and Authenticity
  • Feminist Social Theory
  • Ethical Theory
  • Latin American Philosophy
     

Recent Courses Taught:

  • Introduction to Philosophy
  • Logic
  • Personal Autonomy and Authenticity
  • Ethics of Race and Gender
  • Racism, Sexism and Personal Identity
  • Feminist Conceptions of Agency
  • Introduction to Ethics
  • Introduction to Social/Political Philosophy


Current Projects:

  • Paper: "Losing Autonomy" Paper: "Pornography and Aesthetic Appreciation" Selected Publications, Presentations, Performances, Books:
  • "Personal Autonomy: What's Content Got to Do With It?," Social Theory and Practice 31, no. 1, January 2005.
  • "Harold and Kumar Search for the American Dream," University of Texas Pan American Philosophy Program's Community Film Lecture Series at El Rey Cinema (McAllen, TX) April 28, 2005.
  • "Gloria Anzaldua and Women's Intellectual History in the Valley," University of Texas Pan American Women's History Day, March 24, 2005.
  • "Judas and the Problem of Evil in The Last Temptation of Christ," University of Texas Pan American Philosophy Program's Community Film Lecture Series at El Rey Cinema (McAllen, TX) January 16, 2005.
  • "In Search of the L-Factor: Identity in A Day Without A Mexican," University of Texas Pan American Philosophy Program's Community Film Lecture Series at El Rey Cinema (McAllen, TX) November 4, 2004.
  • "The Constitution of Autonomy," 7th Annual Northwestern University Black Graduate Student Association Graduate and Professional Student Research Conference (Evanston), April 19, 2003.
  • "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet: Strategies and Tactics for Effective Teaching," 6th Annual Fellows Conference of the Illinois Minority Graduate Incentive Program, Illinois Consortium for Educational Opportunity Program, King-Chavez Program (Northbrook), November 8-10, 2002.
  • "Tales From the Front of the Class," 5th Annual Fellows Conference of the Illinois Minority Graduate Incentive Program, Illinois Consortium for Educational Opportunity Program, King-Chavez Program (Kalamazoo), November 16-18, 2001.
  • "On Co-Opting Frankfurt's Model," Sunshine State Philosophy Conference, Florida State University (Tallahassee), November 3-4, 2001.
  • "Minority Interests in Graduate School," Rutgers Summer Institute for Minority Students in Philosophy (New Brunswick), July 8-15, 2001.
  • "Latinos in Philosophy," 11th Annual University of Michigan Students of Color of Rackham Conference (Ann Arbor), February 16-18, 2001.
  • "Social Rationality," Young Thought on the Threshold of a New Century. Hosted by the Ministry of
  • Education of the Russian Federation, Urals Philosophical Society, and the Philosophy Faculty of Urals State University (Yekaterinburg, Russian Federation), April 27-28, 2000. (Unable to attend)
  • "Social Rationality," 3rd Annual University of Illinois at Chicago Graduate Student Conference (Chicago), February 17-18, 2000.


Education:

  • Ph.D. in Philosophy - University of Illinois at Chicago, 2004.
  • M.A. in Philosophy - University of Illinois at Chicago, 1999.
  • B.F.A. in Graphic Design - University of Illinois at Chicago, 1996.


Awards and Recognitions:

  • NEH Summer Institute in Latin American Philosophy, 2005 (selected participant, unable to attend)
  • University of Illinois at Chicago Philosophy Department Graduate Teaching Award, 2004
  • University Fellow, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2003-2004, 2002-2003
  • Illinois Consortium for Educational Opportunities Fellow, 2003-2004, 2000-1998
  • Abraham Lincoln Fellow, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2001-2002, 1997-1998
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholar, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1999-2000 Executive, Midwest Japan Seminar