Areas of Research/Interest:
Metaphysics, Philosophy of Social Science, Social Philosophy
Asya Passinsky recently received her PhD in Philosophy from New York University, and is now a Lecturer in the department. Her doctoral dissertation, entitled "The Metaphysics of Social Objects," develops a theory of the general nature of social objects such as political borders, pieces of money and nation-states. Prior to coming to NYU, she completed the BPhil in Philosophy at Oxford University (as a Rhodes scholar); and before that she studied political economy and Russian language and literature at the University of California, Berkeley.