Meet Our New Lecturer in Continental and Social Philosophy: Dr. Willow Verkerk

We are pleased to announce that Willow Verkerk will be joining our Department as a Lecturer in Continental Philosophy and Social Philosophy, starting May 1, 2021.

Willow first joined the Department as a sessional instructor in 2019. Previous to this, she taught at the Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy (Kingston University), St. Mary’s University, and the Paris Institute for Critical Thinking. She “specializes in modern and contemporary European philosophy with an expertise in feminist critique. Her recent talks have concentrated on the topics of identity, intellectual and cultural legacy, friendship, resistance, and the practice of changing values.” Her first book, Nietzsche and Friendship, was published by Bloomsbury in 2019.

Willow is featured alongside other members of our Department in our recent First Week video series. Check out Video #3, in which Willow discusses what, as a discipline, Philosophy can do better: