Loyola University Chicago

Department of Philosophy


New Philosophy Faculty Members

Three new faculty members will be joining us in the 2020-2021 academic year!

Eyo Ewara

Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Born in the greater Toronto area, Eyo Ewara completed his undergraduate work at the University of King's College before pursing his graduate studies at the Pennsylvania State University . After completing his doctorate he served as Assistant Professor in the department of Philosophy and Classics at the University of Texas at San Antonio. His research areas include 20th Century Continental Philosophy, Critical Philosophies of Race, and LGBTQ and Queer Theories. His current research projects ask about the ethical value of embracing forms of opacity in contrasts with attempts to become politically or normatively intelligible and explore the relationship between black studies and queer thought. His work involves the thought of Saidiya Hartman, Michel Foucault, Frantz Fanon, Martin Heidegger, Judith Butler, and Lee Edelman.

Jennifer Gaffney

Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Before coming to Loyola in 2020, Jennifer Gaffney taught at Gettysburg College in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. In 2016, Gaffney earned her PhD in philosophy along with an M.A. in history from Texas A&M University.

Gaffney’s research is in social and political philosophy, twentieth century European philosophy, Arendt studies, and diasporic studies. She is especially interested issues concerning the limits of liberal citizenship, the politics of historical memory, and the exclusion of diasporic peoples from the modern liberal state. She is the author of Political Loneliness: Modern Liberal Subjects in Hiding (Rowman & Littlefield International, 2020) and has published in such journals as Philosophy and Social Criticism, Research in Phenomenology, Philosophy Compass, and Philosophy Today.

Jesús Luzardo

Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Jesús Luzardo completed his Ph.D. from Fordham University. His main research interests are in Critical Philosophy of Race, Black Critical Theory, and Continental Philosophy. He is currently working on a book manuscript on the relationship between white supremacy and nostalgia.