Robin M. Muller
Faculty - Philosophy
I grew up in Washington, D.C. and earned my B.A. in Philosophy from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. From there, I moved to London, where I did an MA in Theoretical Linguistics at University College London, chasing dreams of becoming a lexicographer. When I finished the degree, I returned to the US and worked briefly in the publishing industry in New York, but I desperately missed philosophy. I completed my PhD in Philosophy at the New School for Social Research in New York City in 2015, writing a dissertation about the importance of Romantic theories of mind (especially the work of the German Romantic thinker J.G. Herder) for thinking through contemporary issues in the phenomenology of perception. I've been at CSUN since 2015, and teach broadly in the history of European and American Philosophy.
My current scholarship is primarily at the intersections of Phenomenology and the Human Sciences (psychology, anthropology, archaeology), with an emphasis on the work of the French phenomenologist Maurice Merleau-Ponty. I am particularly interested in the lived experience of space. I also have research interests in Africana philosophy, with ongoing projects in the phenomenology of racial embodiment that draw from the work of Frantz Fanon, Richard Wright, and Ralph Ellison.
- Ph.D. 2015, The New School for Social Research
- M.A. 2008, The New School for Social Research
- M.A. 2005, University College London
- B.A. 2004, Trinity College
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