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Bryan Kimoto



BA, Philosophy - Northern Arizona University, 2012

MA, Philosophy - Loyola Marymount University, 2014



20th Century and Contemporary Continental Philosophy, Feminist and Queer Theory, Social and Political Philosophy


Asian Philosophy, Critical Legal Studies, Ethics, Philosophy of Race and Racism


I'm currently working to put together a prospectus for a dissertation that critiques recognition-based politics and offers an alternative account of the political that would allow us to think beyond recognition. In order to do so, I plan to draw on affect theory, queer theory, and the work of Michel Foucault and Jacques Ranciere.


"Trans* Poetics, Erotic Embodiment, and Self-Love: A Response to Talia Bettcher's 'When Selves Have Sex,'" philoSOPHIA, March 2016, Denver, CO.

"We're Here, We're (Post-)Queer: Homonationalist Identity Logics and an Aesthetics of Resistance," Seminar: Are We Queer Yet?, American Comparative Literature Association, March 2016, Cambridge, MA.

"Between Imperceptibility and Recognition: Queering Affect, Intelligibility, and the Law," National Women's Studies Associate Annual Conference, November 2015, Milwaukee, WI.

"'A Certain Relationship to What Exists': The Affective Dimensions of Foucault's Critique," Southwest Seminar in Continental Philosophy, May 2015, Flagstaff, AZ.

"Spinoza, Queerly: (Re)Thinking Affect and the Political," Intersections of Experience: Culture, Violence, and Power, Philosophy Graduate Student Conference, Emory University, March 2015, Atlanta, GA.

"Shen and De, Embodiment, Disability: Zhuangzi and Merleau-Ponty on Perspective and Being a Body," Meeting of the International Society for Chinese and Western Philosophy, American Philosophical Association—Eastern Division, December 2014, Philadelphia, PA.


Courses taught

PHIL 1102: Values in the Modern World (online, Summer 2015)

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Office: CL 313
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Email: bkimoto@memphis.edu