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Michael Portal

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Ph.D. Program
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M.A., French Studies, American College of the Mediterranean, 2018

B.A., Philosophy and Policy Studies, Rice University, 2017

Research Interests

  • Post-Kantian European Philosophy (esp. Hermeneutics, Phenomenology, and Existentialism)
  • Social and Political Philosophy (esp. Empire Studies and French Thought Post-May 1968)
  • Jewish Philosophy (esp. Holocaust and Memory Studies)
  • Aesthetics

Academic Awards

  • Fulbright Scholar – 2022
  • Graduate Program Advisory Council Research Award – 2021
  • Melbern G. Glasscock Center for Humanities Research Graduate Archive and Fieldwork Grant – 2021
  • L.T. Jordan Fellowship – 2020
  • Mays Innovation Research Center Ph.D. Grant

Professional Society Memberships

  • Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy
  • American Philosophical Association
  • Jewish Studies Working Group (Texas A&M University)
  • Continental Philosophy Study and Reading Group (Texas A&M University)