|Asst Prof Andres Carlos Luco||My research interests fall mainly into meta-ethics, moral psychology, and social & political philosophy. I am interested in such topics as the rationality of moral action; the psychology of moral motivation; the evolution of morality; social norms; theories of well-being; distributive justice; and human rights.
|Asst Prof Andrew T. Forcehimes||Metaethics
|Prof Chan Kam Leung Alan||Chinese Philosophy and Religion; Hermeneutics and Critical Theory; Comparative Philosophy and Religion
|Dr Chiang Hui Ling Michelle||Modernism
Madness in Literature
Literature and the Philosophy of Mind
Literature and the Philosophy of Time
|Asst Prof Christopher Holman||My current research interests are in the history of political thought (particularly early-modern and modern), contemporary political theory, critical theory, democratic theory, political anthropology, and psychoanalysis and politics.
|Asst Prof Christopher Peter Trigg||The American Puritans
The Radical Enlightenment
Religion in American Literature
|Asst Prof Chuang Christina||Ethics, History of Ethics, Moral Psychology, Indian Philosophy
|Assoc Prof Daniel Keith Jernigan||Modern and Contemporary British Literature; Modern and Postmodern Drama; Narrative Theory; Playwriting
|Assoc Prof Hallam Stevens||My research focuses on the intersection between information technology and biotechnology. My first book is an historical and ethnographic account of the changes wrought to biological practice and biological knowledge by the introduction of the computer. Especially in highly computerized fields such as genomics, the computer has changed how biologists work, how biologists collaborate, and how biologists make knowledge.
I am currently pursuing two ongoing research projects. The first is an attempt to develop new methods of studying scientific practice by deploying tools from performance studies. In collaboration with a performance studies scholar, I am examining spaces of biomedical work in East Asia in an effort to deepen our understanding of how such spaces fit into the economic, social, and political context of the cities in which they sit. Sites under examination include Biopolis in Singapore and BGI in Shenzhen.
The second project examines the emergence of "big data." This apparently new field is quite suddenly having an immense impact on politics, the economy, and many aspects of our social world. What is really new about big data? What kinds of changes may it bring? Who will benefit? Historians of technology, in particular, are well equipped to ask and answer such important questions about this emerging phenomenon.
In addition to these projects, I have just completed a general audience book that examines that provides a broad overview of the social, political, and economic effects of biotechnology. The book will be published under the title "Biotechnology & Society" in 2016 (University of Chicago Press).
I am interested in supervising PhD students on topics related to the history of the life sciences, the history of information technology, and science and technology studies.
|Asst Prof Han Sam||(1) The dynamic of religion and digital technology in contemporary American Christianity
(2) Digital-diasporic religious practices in Asia
(3) Death and mourning in the digital age
(4) The religious discourse of technology as sinful
(5) General social and cultural theory (e.g., affect theory, post-structuralism, post-modernism, psychoanalysis, network theory)
(6) Parochialism in popular representations of “genius” in media depictions of US ethnic minorities