Evgenia V. Cherkasova, PhD

Associate Professor & Chair
Philosophy Department


Phone: 617-557-1517
Fax: 617-973-5323
Email: echerkasova@suffolk.edu
Office: 73 Tremont St., Rm. 1066


  • 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

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

Selected Publications
Please see www.cherkasova.org

Honors and Awards
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

Courses Taught at Suffolk University
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