Italo Alves



Here is a list of things I am currently reading and listening to.

SPLW Workshop

I will present the paper Elegance as Protest: The Politics of Dandyism at the Social-Legal-Political Work-in-Progress workshop at Loyola University Chicago on March 17, 2023.

Political Concepts

I am also presenting an entry on Dandyism at the Political Concepts Graduate Conference at the New School for Social Research in NYC on March 23-24, 2023. Full program here.

About Me

Italo Alves in front of the skyline of Porto, Portugal

My name is Italo Alves, and I am a Ph.D. student and instructor in the Philosophy Department at Loyola University Chicago.

My areas of interest are Social and Political Theory and Aesthetics, especially where both intersect. I am currently working on a dissertation on the aesthetics of social experience, where I argue that the so-called "aestheticization of the lifeworld" is a problematic approach to the relationship between aesthetic and social forms. I have written on social and political philosophy and critical theory (for details, see [CV]).

I am a member of the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy (SPEP), the Radical Philosophy Association, and the Brazilian Graduate Philosophy Association (ANPOF). I have held visiting research and study positions at Concordia University of EdmontonCarleton UniversityUniversité de MontréalGoethe-Universität Frankfurt, and the Centre Marc Bloch in Berlin. I hold a Bachelor's degree in Social and Legal Studies and a Master's in Philosophy from the Catholic University in Porto Alegre (PUCRS), Brazil.

I studied Art History for about two years. In addition to Brazil, I have also lived in Canada, Germany, and the US. I have a Warburgian interest in the relations between high and popular culture in everyday life, and I have written a few articles on this. I am the co-editor of Revista Porto Alegre, an online cultural review that publishes book reviews, interviews, and articles on arts and humanities. I like to swim.





Crown 334H

Mailing address

Italo Alves
Department of Philosophy
Crown Center, 3rd Floor
1032 W Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60660
United States