Philosophy Department
Daniel Brinkerhoff Young

Daniel Brinkerhoff Young

Job Title
Visiting Assistant Professor in Philosophy
Lamont 207

Areas of interest

Daniel Brinkerhoff Young specializes in social and political philosophy, and in the history of 19th and 20th century continental and anti-colonial philosophy. His research examines how the values of freedom and community might be realized in modern conditions—particularly in ones structured by wage labor, gender hierarchies, and national and racial subordination. He has previously written on historical figures like Rousseau, Marx, Kierkegaard, and Fanon, as well as on the philosophy of 20th century working-class, gender/sexual, and anti-colonial liberation movements. He is currently writing on the concept of social alienation.

Academic credentials

B.A., Cornell University; M.Phil., University of Oxford; Ph.D., New York University