Dr. Ryan Crawford

Dr. Ryan Crawford Assistant Professor of Political Philosophy
 Department Head of the Center for Liberal Arts






Courses Taught at WVPU

Introduction to Philosophy
Social and Political Philosophy
Contemporary Moral Problems: Why War?
Philosophy Reading Course: Freud's Introductory Lectures on Psychoanalysis
International Relations Seminar: Capital and Its Discontents


Background and Facts

Ryan Crawford studied philosophy, comparative literature and english, receiving his BA from Trinity College, CT (2006), and his MA (2010) and PhD (2012) from the State University of New York at Buffalo. At SUNY-Buffalo, he completed his dissertation under the supervision of Rodolphe Gasché and Joan Copjec, and served on the editorial board of umbr(a): a journal of the unconscious and theory@buffalo. Since he began teaching at Webster Vienna in 2012, he has been awarded the Schön Nobel Teacher of the Year Award three times by the Student Government Association. In 2016, he became Assistant Professor of Political Philosophy and Department Head of WVPU's Center for Liberal Arts. 

His current research interests are in the fields of Frankfurt School Critical Theory, contemporary political theory, art, literature and aesthetics. His most recent essays can be found in Radical PhilosophyQui Parle: Critical Humanities and Social SciencesEvental AestheticsThe New Americanist and Pli: The Warwick Journal of Philosophy. In addition to teaching at WVPU, he also regularly teaches at the University of Vienna's Department of Philosophy.

Edited Books