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Surya Parekh, Ph.D.

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Surya Parekh, Ph.D.

History of Consciousness

University of California-Santa Cruz, 2013

Email:  mkp14@psu.edu

During Dr. Parekh’s fellowship year as Alain Locke Post-doctoral Fellow in the Philosophy Department and Rock Ethics Institute and affiliate fellow at the Africana Research Center, he completed one article for review and has two more in progress. He also completed much of the research for his book manuscript on the emergence of cosmopolitanism alongside 18th century discourses of race and gender. Portions of this work were presented in two public lectures at Penn State, at the “Critical Philosophies of Race” conference at the University of Witswatersrand in South Africa, and at the “Alternative Sovereignties” conference at the University of Oregon. In addition to his public presentations, Dr. Parekh gave guest lectures in Professor Robert Bernasconi’s “Critical Philosophy of Race” graduate seminar in Philosophy, in Professor Jonathan Eburne’s “The Age of Reason” graduate seminar in Comparative Literature, and at the Rock Ethics Institute Fellows Seminar. For the Philosophy department, he taught two courses, “Philosophy, Race, and Diversity” and “Contemporary Philosophy”. He also helped develop the Rock Ethics Institute’s Critical Philosophy of Race Initiative. He mentored graduate students in the Critical Philosophy of Race Initiative, served as Book Review Editor for the Critical Philosophy of Race journal, and co-organized the 20 Years Since 1994: Reflecting on African Turning Points in South Africa and Rwanda Colloquium with Professor Gabeba Baderoon. Dr. Parekh also participated in events sponsored by the Africana Research Center, including the post-doctoral works in progress and professional development seminars. Dr. Parekh is currently Assistant Professor of English at Binghamton University.