About Us

Lead Editor

Lewis Powell (blog@apaonline.org) is an assistant professor in the philosophy department at the University at Buffalo, SUNY. He received his Ph.D. in 2011 from the University of Southern California, and his research focuses on early modern philosophy of mind and language. Lewis founded the “Mod Squad,” a group blog in Modern Philosophy, and the Society for Modern Philosophy, a scholarly society that aims to promote scholarship, research, and teaching of modern philosophy. Follow Lewis on Twitter @l_powell.

Managing Editor

Skye Cleary (skyecleary@apaonline.org) is the author of Existentialism and Romantic Love (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015) and the Associate Director of the Center for New Narratives in Philosophy at Columbia University.  She’s also an adjunct lecturer at Columbia, Barnard College, the City University of New York, and previously the New York Public Library. Skye is an advisory board member of Strategy of Mind and a certified fellow with the American Philosophical Practitioners Association. Previously, she was an international equity arbitrageur and management consultant. Skye received her Ph.D. and M.B.A. from Macquarie University in Australia. Her work has been published with AeonLA Review of Books, The Paris Review, The Independent, TED-Ed, The ConversationNew Republic, Business InsiderHuffPostThe Philosopher’s Zone, The Institute of Art and IdeasThe Philosophers’ Magazine, and others. Follow Skye on Twitter @Skye_Cleary.

Associate Editors

Nathan Eckstrand (nathaneckstrand@apaonline.org) is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Marian University.  He was previously a Merton Teaching Fellow at Mercyhurst University in Erie, PA.  His dissertation, written under Fred Evans and defended in September 2014, is called “The Event of Revolution: Theorizing the Relationship between the State and Radical Change” and studies concepts of revolution from the Early Modern period to the present day.  Nathan is also co-editor of Philosophy and the Return of Violence: Essays from this Widening Gyre, and has published articles on Deleuze, Foucault, Fanon, and Said.  In addition to publishing his dissertation and writing articles about race, Marxism, and social contract theory, Nathan is working on a reader of theories of revolution.  Nathan’s primary research project at the moment is the question of how to conceive of revolution and resistance without making revolution advocate for one type of political state.  Nathan received his PhD from Duquesne University in 2014, his MA from Boston College in 2009, and his BA from Earlham College in 2005.  Follow Nathan on Twitter @NathanEckstrand.

Nathan Oseroff is a graduate student at King’s College London. His focus is primarily on philosophy of science and epistemology. He currently works on reappraising demarcation criteria first proposed by Rudolf Carnap and Karl Popper. He received an MA from University College London in 2013, with a dissertation on applying case studies of predictively successful but false scientific theories in history of science to the problem of epistemic counter-closure. Nathan received a BA in philosophy from Oberlin College in 2011 and was previously an adjunct professor at Baltimore County Community College. In addition to working as an associate editor of the APA blog, Nathan is currently the Editorial Officer at the British Journal of Undergraduate Philosophy, an editor at Undercurrent Philosophy, and  a research assistant for  Philosophy & Medicine. Follow Nathan on Twitter @nathanoseroff.

Copy Editor

Michaela Maxwell is a student at Middlebury College in Vermont. Her academic focus is primarily on eastern philosophy, with a strong emphasis on moral philosophy and Buddhist philosophy of mind. Michaela believes that eastern philosophical perspectives, often overlooked by the field or labeled ‘religious studies’ can greatly contribute to a more holistic approach to philosophical discussions in our diverse global community. For this reason, she aspires to one day be a professor of Buddhist Philosophy. Currently, Michaela is writing her senior thesis on Buddhism and social inequalities, focusing on the ways in which early Buddhist texts dealt with notions of gender and caste, and how contemporary Buddhists might interpret these ideas in ways that could benefit social justice movements.