On Wednesday, February 22, Philosopher & Poet, Elvira Basevich, Ph.D. will visit Seton Hall University.

Elvira Basevich, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at UC Davis and a Rockefeller Visiting Faculty Fellow at Princeton University.

Basevich is a Jewish/Uyghur refugee who was raised in nearby Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, NY. Her poetry collection, How to Love the World, follows her mother’s immigrant journey to the United States. This collection won Plank’s 2019 Big Book Poetry Contest and was a finalist for the 2020 National Jewish Book Award.

As a scholar of philosophy, Basevich centers her work on social and political philosophy. Specifically, Basevich has published articles on aspects of W.E.B.  Du Bois, Kant, Hegel, and Rawls.

After a poetry reading at 2:00 p.m., Basevich will give a lecture at 5:00 p.m. titled, “The Promise and Limit of Kant’s Theory of Justice: On Race, Gender, and the Structural Domination of Laborers.”


Date: Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Time: Poetry Reading at 2:00 P.M. and Philosophy Lecture at 5:00 P.M.

Location: Bethany Hall A, Seton Hall University Campus


For more information, please visit SHU’s event page.

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