Graduate Directory

Stephen David Engel

TitlePhD Student
DivisionHumanities Division
DepartmentHistory of Consciousness Department
Email
OfficeHumanities 1, Room 434
Campus Mail StopHistory Of Consciousness
Stephen David Engel

Research Interests

My dissertation theorizes in-person communication—or dialogue—as togetherness, poiesis, and ground for revolutionary praxis. I draw on a number of areas for this including philosophies of dialogue and relation, written, oral, and sign poetics, sound and voice studies, critical pedgagogy, feminist materialisms, history and theory of making, and history and theory of uprising. General and other interests include the body, deep time, worldliness, and political violence. 

Biography, Education and Training

BA in liberal arts from The Evergreen State College. MA in liberal arts from St. John's College. 

Honors, Awards and Grants


  • Grant for Graduate Student Multi-Campus Working Group in Sound Studies, University of California Humanities Research Institute, 2017-18.

  • Humanities Pre-Doctoral Fellowship, University of California, Santa Cruz, 2015-20.

  • Regents Fellowship, University of California, Santa Cruz, 2015.

  • Summer Fellowship, University of California, Santa Cruz, 2015.

  • Graduate Institute Grant, St. John’s College, 2008-9.

  • Don Finkel Memorial Scholarship, The Evergreen State College, 2006-7.

Selected Publications


  • "The Body-Loving Philosophers," in The Anthology of Babel, edited by Edward Simon (Puntcum Books, forthcoming 2018). 

Selected Presentations


  • “Some Affordances of Deep Time.” Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts. Tempe, AZ, 2017.

  • “Against the Survival Narrative: On Film and Human Extinction.” Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association. San Diego, CA, 2017.

  • “Occupational Hazards: Popular Resistance and Peace Work in the West Bank.” School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University. Fairfax, VA, 2009.