Bard Faculty

Oli Stephano

Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Primary Academic Program: Philosophy


B.A., Vassar College; M.A., The New School; Ph.D., SUNY Stony Brook. Professor Stephano’s areas of expertise include ethics, social and political philosophy, and gender and sexuality studies. At Stony Brook, Stephano’s dissertation, “Immanent Ecologies: Ethics, Power, and Persistence,” addressed ecological harm as an ethical problem of the relation between human endeavors to persevere in our being and the persistence and resilience of planetary life itself. Publications include “Spinoza, Ecology, and Immanent Ethics: Beside Moral Considerability” (under review), Environmental Philosophy; and “Strange Intimacies,” Assuming Gender special issue on neoliberal sex and neoliberal gender. Presentations at the International Association for Environmental Philosophy annual meeting in Atlanta, University of Toronto Centre for Ethics, University College Dublin, and Hunter College, among others. He previously taught at Stony Brook University and Western Connecticut State University on subjects such as environmental philosophy, moral reasoning, existentialism, concepts of the person, and politics and society. At Bard since 2017.