On Tuesday, November 15, 2022, Elvira Basevich, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Davis, and Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Faculty Fellow at Princeton’s University Center for Human Values, will come to campus to share her poetry and scholarship.
A Jewish/Uyghur refugee who grew up in the Brighton Beach neighborhood of Brooklyn, Basevich’s poetry celebrates and explores love, family, and home. Her poetry collection, How to Love the World, traces her mother’s immigrant journey from the Soviet Union to the United States. How to Love the World won Plank’s 2019 Big Book Poetry Contest and was a finalist for the 2020 National Jewish Book Award.
Basevich’s scholarship focuses on social and political philosophy, Africana philosophy, and late modern German philosophy. She has published numerous articles on race, gender, and the theories of justice of W.E.B. Du Bois, Kant, Hegel, and Rawls. Her first monograph, W.E.B. Du Bois: The Lost and the Found, was published by Polity Press in 2020. She is currently working on her next book, On Second Slavery: Du Bois' Theory of Economic Justice.
At 2:00 pm in Bethany A, Basevich will read some of her poetry and discuss her experience as a poet.
At 5:30 pm in the Schwartz Amphitheater (SZ 113), Basevich will deliver the lecture, "The Promise and Limit of Kant's Theory of Justice: On Race, Gender, and the Structural Domination of Laborers."
Please join us for these engaging events!