Assistant Professor of Chinese Philosophy
202 S Thayer St
Ann Arbor, MI 48104-1608
History of Modern Philosophy;
2015, Ph.D, Chinese Philosophy, DePaul University
Sonya is a scholar of classical Chinese philosophy and early modern European philosophy. Thematically, her research focuses on conceptions of human and animal identity, as well as intersections of categories of animality, gender, and ethnicity, in different philosophical texts. Sonya is particularly interested in examining the grammar of different types of reasoning that establishes humans as exceptional, if not superior, and how different formulations of human exceptionality inform conceptualizations of differences within human communities. Since her research draws from different philosophical traditions, Sonya is also interested in methodologies of intercultural philosophy.