Evgenia Cherkasova, PhD

Associate Professor & Chair, Philosophy

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Website: www.cherkasova.org

Education

  • PhD, Pennsylvania State University
  • MS, Moscow State University, Russia
  • BS, Moscow State University, Russia

Research Interests

  • Aesthetics, Philosophy of Literature
  • Ethics
  • Modern Philosophy, Kant
  • Dostoevsky
  • Existentialism
  • Russian Philosophy and Literature

Employment History

  • 2009-present Associate Professor, Suffolk University
  • 2005-2009 Assistant Professor, Suffolk University
  • 1995-2005 Instructor, Philosophy Department,Pennsylvania State University
  • 2003-2005 Research Associate, Rock Ethics Institute, Pennsylvania State University

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Awards & Honors

  • The National Endowment for the Humanities “Enduring Questions” Grant, 2013-2015
  • Summer Stipend Research Award, College of Arts and Sciences, Suffolk University, Summer 2011.
  • Summer Stipend Research Award, College of Arts and Sciences, Suffolk University, Summer 2006.
  • Philosophy Department Teaching Awards; PSU, Fall 1999 and Spring 2000.
  • Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship; The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation 1998-1999
  • NAFSA Association of International Educators Award; 1993-1994 and 1994-1995
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Courses Taught

  • PHIL 235 – The Meaning of Life http://meaningoflife.cherkasova.org/
  • PHIL 113 - Critical Thinking and Argumentation
  • PHIL 119 - Ethics
  • PHIL 211 - History of Modern Philosophy
  • PHIL 219 - Philosophy of Art
  • PHIL 223 - Philosophy in Literature (Honors)
  • PHIL 309 - Philosophy of Freedom
  • PHIL 316/622 - Existentialism
  • PHIL 414/614 - Dostoevsky and Russian Philosophy
  • PHIL 418/618 - Kant: Profiles in Philosophy
  • PHIL 515 - Senior Symposium
  • SF 149 - Freshmen Seminar: Philosophy of Art and Beauty