Visiting Scholars

Anna Hennessey   received a Ph.D. in Religious Studies and an M.A. in Art History from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a B.A. in Philosophy from New York University. Her Ph.D. dissertation examined the interaction between imagery, visualization, and representation in the context of medieval Chinese philosophy and religion. Anna has also studied visualized images used in the context of birth. At Berkeley, she is researching the extent to which the mental content of perception is an object during visualization, and also the philosophical dimensions of birth.

B. Scot Rousse   received a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Northwestern University. He works primarily on issues in the theory of human identity and action, exploring the overlap among the traditions of existential phenomenology, hermeneutics, critical theory, and contemporary analytic philosophy of action and moral psychology. Rousse has been a DAAD Research Fellow at the University of Frankfurt, a Northwestern University Paris Program in Critical Theory Fellow, and participated in a recent SIAS/Wissenschaftskolleg Summer Institute on “Action Theory in Philosophy and the Social Sciences.” His CV is here: Mediafire. More information is at

David Suarez  (Postdoc) David Suarez received a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Toronto. His dissertation, Thinking Nature: Towards a Phenomenological Naturalism, developed a methodology and ontology for the study of subjectivity. His current postdoctoral research is on the nature of animality, and is supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Dave works on problems in philosophy of mind and phenomenology, and has a keen interest in Kant and German Idealism. More information can be found at his personal website.

Visiting Student Researchers

Lin Yu   Lin YU was a Ph.D. candidate in Beihang University (Foreign Language Department). Her Ph.D. proposal deals with the hierarches and degrees of event integration in linguistic representation and mind. At Berkeley, she continues to explore the philosophical dimensions of event integration both in mind and languages. She is also the editorial assistant of Cognitive Semantics.