Jake Bartholomew

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Academic Interests

  • Critical theory
  • Latin American philosophy (esp. decolonial and postcolonial)
  • Ethics, social and political philosophy
  • Feminist theory
  • More than anything, interdisciplinary work which draws upon a variety of areas, especially sociology, anthropology, political science, psychology, and so on.

Top Scholarly Accomplishments

  • Tenure track position
  • Turning my dissertation into a monograph
  • Eventually visiting Mongolia.

Conference Papers

  • “The Freudian Adorno,” 25th conference in Philosophy and Social Science, Czech Academy of Sciences, May 17, 2017.
  • “Adorno’s Concept of Need,” 55th meeting of the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, October 21, 2016.
  • “Adorno’s Theory of Need,” Long Island Philosophical Society, Molloy College, April 9 2016.
  • “Foucault, the Cynics, and Contemporary Anarchism: The Politics of an ‘Other’ Life”, University of Guelph Political Philosophy Conference, Politics at the Limits of Civil Society, September 2013.
  • “On the Question of Living a Radical Life”, 10th Biennial Radical Philosophy Association Conference, October 14, 2012.

Invited Talks

  • “Latin American Philosophy – Some Issues Regarding its Existence and Identity,” Hartwick College Department of Philosophy, Oneonta, NY, April 11, 2016.
  • “Decolonizing Critical Theory?” Center for Philosophy, Interpretation, and Culture, State University of New York at Binghamton, Binghamton, NY, March 16, 2016.

Previous Experience

  • Adjunct Instructor, Hartwick College, 2015–2016

  • Adjunct Instructor, State University of New York at Binghamton, 2016–2017

  • Teaching Assistant, State University of New York at Binghamton, 2010–2014


Anchorage, AK


I find the distinction between hobby and active pursuit strange; as Adorno said "as far as my activities beyond the bounds of my recognised profession are concerned, I take them all, without exception, very seriously. So much so, that I should be horrified by the very idea that they had anything to do with hobbies – preoccupations with which I had become mindlessly infatuated merely in order to kill the time – had I not become hardened by experience to such examples of this now widespread, barbarous mentality. Making music, listening to music, reading with all my attention, these activities are part and parcel of my life; to call them hobbies would make a mockery of them." This is my thought exactly - I cook, I read works from other disciplines, and I play music but to make these "hobbies" is to lose their integration and the seriousness with which they are part of a life.

Future Goals and Aspirations

  • Tenure track position
  • Turning my dissertation into a monograph.
  • Eventually visiting Mongolia.

Life Outside of the University

Relatively quiet. If you mean to ask about family or partners, none of those.