Elvira Basevich

Position
Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Faculty Fellow
Role
2022-2023
Office
Green Hall, Room 3-C-11
Bio/Description

Elvira Basevich is an assistant professor of philosophy at the University of California, Davis. She works in social and political philosophy, modern European philosophy, and Africana philosophy. She also has research interests in feminist philosophy and philosophy of race. She is the author of “W.E.B. Du Bois: The Lost and the Found,” published in 2020 with Polity Press, as well as essays that have recently appeared or are forthcoming in Journal of Moral Philosophy, Critical Philosophy of Race, Journal of Political Philosophy, Social Theory & Practice, Philosophical Topics, and The Philosophical Forum. At Princeton, she will be writing her next book, “A Boisian Theory of Justice: On Political Constructivism, Democratic Development, and Reform,” which examines Du Bois's critique of 19th- and 20th-century American democracy to explain and showcase why democracy can yield justice.