Rebekah Spera

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Philosophy


BA| Bennington College| 2009

MA| Emory University| 2014

Courses Taught

Introduction to Ethics

Introduction to Bioethics


Emory Writing Center Graduate Fellowship (2015-2016)

Freie Universität Berlin Direct Exchange Fellowship (2012-2013)


“The Philosophical Personality” (Forthcoming in Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy); co-written with Dr. David M. Pena-Guzman


“Critical Theory in the Digital Age: Revisiting the Culture Industry after the Internet” (Invited speaker, public lecture sponsored by the James T. and Ella Rather Kirk fund at Agnes Scott College, February 2016

“A History of California’s Water Politics” (American Philosophical Association Eastern Division Conference, January 2016)

“Philosophy: A Class Act” (Hypatia Conference, Exploring Collaborative Contestations and Diversifying Philosophy, Villanova May 2015)

 “The Question Concerning Ideology: A Reconsideration of 'The Culture Industry' in the 21st Century” (Invited speaker, undergraduate talk sponsored by the philosophy department at Western Carolina University, April 2014)

“Trust No One: The X-Files, Fringe and Changes in American Post-Cold War Politics” (Comics and Popular Arts Academic Conference, August 2012)

Research Interests

Social/Political Philosophy (esp. Critical Theory), The Frankfurt School, German Idealism, 19th Century Philosophy, Philosophy of History