Carmen De Schryver
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Phone: (860) 297-2416 Office Location: McCook 326
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Trinity College faculty member since 2022
General ProfileTeachingResearchPublications/PresentationsHonors/Awards
Ph.D., Northwestern Univ.
M.Sc., London School of Economics
B.A., Univ. of Warwick

Carmen De Schryver received her MSc in Political Theory from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2015. After spending a year at KU Leuven, she went on to do a PhD in Philosophy at Northwestern University, where she completed her graduate work in 2022. Carmen specializes in Africana Philosophy, Phenomenology and Decolonial Theory, with an emphasis on questions of comparative methodology and canon formation. Her dissertation explores the possibility of a decolonial vision of universality from a phenomenological perspective, focusing on the work of Paulin J. Hountondji, Frantz Fanon, Aimé Césaire and Edmund Husserl.

Before joining Trinity, Carmen taught courses in decolonial philosophy and critical philosophy of race at Sarah Lawrence College. As a teacher, she promotes an expansive view of both what philosophy is and who should be considered (and, indeed, consider themselves) a philosopher. She seeks to cultivate a comfortable and hospitable classroom environment in which students feel empowered to see themselves and their peers as valuable parts of the broader philosophical conversation.