Dr. Ryan Crawford


Current Position:

  • Assistant Professor of Political Philosophy





Courses Taught @ WVPU

  • Introduction to Philosophy
  • Social and Political Philosophy
  • Introduction to Ethics
  • Contemporary Moral Problems: Why War?


In December 2016, Ryan Crawford joined the International Relations Department as Assistant Professor of Political Philosophy, and also serves as the Head of Webster Vienna's Global Citizenship Program. He has been awarded the Schön Nobel Teacher of the Year Award by the Student Government Association three times since he began teaching at Webster in 2012.

From April 2008 to July 2012, he taught at the State University of New York at Buffalo while completing his MA in Comparative Literature (2010) and his PhD in English (2012).  Prior to that he completed his BA in Philosophy at Trinity College (Hartford, CT). At SUNY-Buffalo, he studied under Rodolphe Gasche and Joan Copjec and served on the editorial board of umbr(a): a journal of the unconscious. He regularly presents papers in Europe and the United States at the Society for the Philosophical Study of Genocide and the Holocaust (in association with The American Philosophical Association) and The International Society for the Study of European Ideas.

Recent Publications

He is the co-editor, with Erik M. Vogt, of Adorno and the Concept of Genocide (Amsterdam: Rodopi/Brill, 2016), as well as the co-editor, with Erik M. Vogt and Gerhard Unterthurner, of Delimiting Experience: Aesthetics and Politics (Vienna/Berlin: Turia+Kant, 2013).