Fernando Zapata Ted Delaney Postdoctoral Fellow

Fernando Zapata

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Fernando Zapata is the Ted Delaney Postdoctoral Fellow in Philosophy at Washington and Lee University. He holds a PhD from the program for Social, Political, Ethical, and Legal (SPEL) Philosophy at Binghamton University, where he was a Clifford D. Clark Diversity Fellow. He has taught philosophy courses at Hunter College, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and LaGuardia Community College, all colleges of the City University of New York. His research and teaching background are in the history of philosophy, particularly American Pragmatism and John Dewey, social and political philosophy, and ethics. He is currently working on projects that draw on the political thought of Dewey and Du Bois regarding social justice.

This semester at W&L, he is teaching a First-Year seminar, "Free Markets, Private Property, and Economic Justice."