Christopher Voparil, Ph.D.
Christopher Voparil

Chair, Humanities & Cultural; Faculty, Public Policy & Social Change

Christopher J. Voparil received his Ph.D. in Political Theory from The New School for Social Research in 2004 and holds an M.A. in Political Science and a B.A. in Political Science and in Economics from S.U.N.Y. at Binghamton. He has been on the faculty of Union Institute & University's Graduate College since 2007 and is the current chair of the Humanities and Culture concentration.

Voparil's work bridges debates in philosophy and political theory around questions of democracy, ethics, social justice, and marginalized voices, using the richness and vitality of the American pragmatist tradition to rethink moral and ethical resources after postmodernism. He has published articles in Contemporary Pragmatism, The Journal of Speculative Philosophy, Philosophy and Social Criticism, and Education and Culture, and has published two books on the contemporary American philosopher Richard Rorty: Richard Rorty: Politics and Vision (2006) and The Rorty Reader (2010), co-edited with Richard J. Bernstein. He currently serves as Secretary of the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy.