About Me

IMG_0319I am a Postdoctoral Associate and Lecturer in the Humanities Program and Philosophy Department at Yale. I received my PhD in Philosophy from the University of Chicago in 2017.
I work on issues in moral psychology and ethics broadly construed—I am interested in self-knowledge and self-opacity, and the role of finitude for thinking about ethics and agency. I have research and teaching interests in the relationship between ethics and aesthetics, and in 19th and 20th century European philosophy, especially Kant, Nietzsche, and Freud.

I write art and cultural criticism for literary review journals and magazines.
(And this is Ivan, who is not my cat).

Contact: francey [.] russell [at] yale [.] edu

My profile at Academia.edu.


Header image credits (some favorite films):
Still from “Tokyo Story” (Yasujiro Ozu 1953)
Still from “The Kid with a Bike” (Dardenne brothers 2011)
Still from “The Night of the Hunter” (Charles Laughton 1955)
Criterion cover for “Safe” (Todd Haynes 1995)