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  • Oluwakemisola  Adeusi

    Oluwakemisola Adeusi

    Ph.D. Student in German Studies, admitted Autumn 2022
    Ph.D. Minor, Political Science

    BioKemi’s research interests include transnational, Afro-German, and migrant literature. She intends to explore the works of authors in these categories and examine how they narrate experiences from various perspectives defying single-stranded representations and how they foster future possibilities.

    Before joining Stanford German Department as a Ph.D student in 2022, she earned a B.A degree in German from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria in 2019, and completed her M.A program in German from the University of Alabama Tuscaloosa in 2022. In 2021, she became a member of the Delta Phi Alpha Honours Society and the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. She received the DAAD Summer program scholarship in 2017 and 2022 and travelled to Aachen and Münster respectively.
    She enjoys conversations about feminism, development of human rights, diversity and inclusion as well as cultural similarities and differences. She co-founded a language school in Nigeria in 2016 as a contribution to the development of multilingualism.

  • R. Lanier Anderson

    R. Lanier Anderson

    Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, J. E. Wallace Sterling Professor of the Humanities, Professor of Philosophy and, by courtesy, of German Studies

    BioR. Lanier Anderson (Professor of Philosophy, J.E. Wallace Sterling Professor in Humanities) works in the history of late modern philosophy and has focused primarily on Kant and his influence on nineteenth century philosophy. He is the author of The Poverty of Conceptual Truth (OUP, 2015) and many articles on Kant, Nietzsche, and the neo-Kantian movement. Some papers include “It Adds Up After All: Kant’s Philosophy of Arithmetic in Light of the Traditional Logic” (Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, 2004), “Nietzsche on Truth, Illusion, and Redemption” (European Journal of Philosophy, 2005), “What is a Nietzschean Self?” in Janaway and Robertson, eds., Nietzsche, Naturalism, and Normativity (OUP, 2011), and “‘What is the Meaning of our Cheerfulness?’: Philosophy as a Way of Life in Nietzsche and Montaigne” (European Journal of Philosophy, 2018). Current research interests include Kant’s theoretical philosophy, Nietzsche’s moral psychology, Montaigne, and special topics concerning existentialism and the relations between philosophy and literature (see, e.g., “Is Clarissa Dalloway Special?” Philosophy and Literature, 2017). He has been at Stanford since 1996, and has also taught at Harvard, Haverford, Bryn Mawr, and Penn. With Joshua Landy (Comparative Literature, French), he has been instrumental in Stanford’s Philosophy and Literature Initiative. He currently serves Stanford as Senior Associate Dean for Humanities and Arts.