Associate Professor and Department Chair
Jeffrey Paris joined the USF faculty in 2001, and has taught
over twenty different courses in topics ranging from existential
and postmodern philosophy, to imprisonment, to science fiction. He
also taught as a volunteer in the Prison University
, teaching Introduction to Philosophy
at San Quentin Prison.
In 2005, he was presented with the Service Learning Merit Award
and then in 2006 with the University Distinguished Teaching
. In 2012, he received the College of Arts &
Sciences Full-Time Faculty Service Award
He has two co-edited volumes - Liberation between Selves,
Sexualities and War
(PDC, 2006) and New Critical Theory: Essays on
(Rowman & Littlefield, 2001) - and over a
dozen journal articles and book chapters. He also co-edited a
special issue of Peace
on Subcultures and Political
Jeffrey Paris has also served in an executive capacity in the Peace & Justice
, the Radical Philosophy
, the North American Sartre Society
and the North American
Society for Social Philosophy
Ph.D., Philosophy, Purdue University, 1998
M.A., Philosophy, Purdue University, 1995
B.A., Philosophy & Religious Studies, Humboldt State University, 1992
Chair, Philosophy Department
Chair, Core Advisory Committee
Critical Theory, Social & Political Philosophy
Existentialism, Postmodern Philosophy
Philosophy of Imprisonment, Philosophy & Science Fiction
- (Spring 2013) Phil 402 - Phenomenology
- (Spring 2013) SII 330 - Philosophy, Nature, Wildness
After the Law of
Peoples. International Journal of Humanistic Studies and
Literature (Special issue dedicated to Philosophy) 8 (Spring
Abolition Democracy and the Ultimate Carceral Threat. In
Reclaiming Democracy: Visions and Practices from the Radical Left:
Radical Philosophy Today, Volume 5, ed. by Peter Amato and Harry
van der Linden (Virginia, Philosophy Documentation
Center, Fall 2007), n.p.
Decarceration and the Philosophies of Mass Imprisonment.
Human Studies: A Journal for Philosophy and the Social Sciences 30,
no. 4 (2007).
American Power and
the Philosophy of World-Systems Analysis. Socialism
& Democracy 20, no. 2 (July, 2006):
Philosophy Across Prison Walls. Academic Exchange Quarterly
10, no. 1 (Spring 2006): 185-191.
From Authenticity to Reification: Extension du domaine de la
lutte. Brock Review 9 (2005): 77-94.
Rethinking the End of Modernity: Empire, Hypercapitalism and
Cyberpunk Dystopias. Social Philosophy Today 21 (August
The Black Bloc's Ungovernable Protest. Peace
Review: A Transnational Quarterly 15/3 (Fall 2003):
Review Essay: After Rawls. Social Theory &
Practice 28, no. 4 (October 2002): 679-699.
The End of Utopia. Peace Review: A Transnational Quarterly
14, no. 2 (Summer 2002): 175-182.