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Curriculum Vitae

Italo Alves

Contact

Department of Philosophy
Loyola University Chicago
Crown Center, 3rd Floor
1032 W. Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60660-1537

Email: ialves[at]luc.edu


Education

Ph.D., Loyola University Chicago, Philosophy, expected graduation 2025
— Research stay at Goethe-Universität Frankfurt (Apr. 2020–Jul. 2021)

Master's Degree, cum laude, Catholic University in Porto Alegre, Brazil (PUCRS), Philosophy, 2018
— Thesis title: Dissensus and Normativity in the Public Sphere [link]
— Research stay at Université de Montréal (Sep. 2017–Jan. 2018)

Bachelor's Degree, PUCRS, Legal and Social Sciences, 2016
— Thesis title: Right as Recognition in Hegel [link]. Recommended for publication by the committee.
— Research internship at Carleton University (Jun.–Sep. 2015)
— Research stay at Concordia University of Edmonton (Jan–Apr. 2014)


Teaching Experience

Teaching Assistant, Philosophy Department, Loyola University Chicago, 2020–
— Spring 2021: PHIL 130: Philosophy and Persons (Instructor: Dr. Andrew Cutrofello)
— Fall 2020: PHIL 182: Social and Political Philosophy (Instructor: Dr. David Ingram)
— Spring 2020: PHIL 182: Social and Political Philosophy, two sections (Instructor: Dr. David Ingram)


Research Experience

Research Assistant, Philosophy Department, Loyola University Chicago, 2020–
— Fall 2020–Spring 2021: Assistant to Dr. Joy Gordon in projects on economic sanctions and debt in the Global South.

Visiting Ph.D. Student, Normative Orders Research Cluster, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt, 2020–2021
— March 2020–July 2021: Conducted an independent research project (Normative Performance) under Dr. Christoph Menke's supervision. Supported with a DAAD award.

Research Assistant, School of Public Policy and Administration, Carleton University, 2015, 2018–2021
— October 2018–March 2021: Assistant to Dr. Alexandra Mallett in the Governance of Natural Resources project
— June–September 2015: Recipient of a MITACS Globalink internship grant to work in the Governance of Natural Resources project.

Visiting Research Student (Étudiant visitant de recherche), Department of Philosophy, Université de Montréal, 2017–2018
— August 2017–January 2018: Recipient of a Global Affairs Canada scholarship to cover the thesis writing portion of my Master's degree. Supervised by Dr. Iain Macdonald.

Undergraduate Research Assistant, Department of Philosophy, PUCRS, 2013–2015
— April 2013–December 2015: Assistant to Dr. Thadeu Weber on projects about Kant, Hegel and Rawls.


Grants, Awards, and Scholarships

Bi-nationally Supervised Doctoral Studies Award, Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD), Apr 2020—Jul 2021 (€ 21,960.00)

Summer Research Grant, Graduate School, Loyola University Chicago, 2021 ($ 3,000.00)

Travel Grant, Graduate School, Loyola University Chicago, 2020 ($ 290.00)

Research and Travel Grants, Graduate Program in Philosophy, PUCRS, 2018 (R$ 750.00)

Research and Travel Grants, Brazilian Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq), Mar 2018—Feb 2020 (R$ 2,350.00)

Doctoral Research Fellowship, Brazilian Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq), Mar 2018—Feb 2020 (R$ 52,800.00)

ELAP Scholarship, Global Affairs Canada, 2017 (C$ 9,700.00)

Master's Research Fellowship, Brazilian Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq), Mar 2016—Feb 2018 (R$ 36,000.00)

Globalink Research Internship Grant, MITACS Canada, Jul—Sep 2015 (C$ 6,000.00)

Outstanding Presentation Award, 15th Undergraduate Research Symposium, PUCRS, 2014.

ELAP Scholarship, Canada Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development, Dec 2013—Apr 2015 (C$ 7,200.00)

Youth Ambassadors Program Scholarship, U.S. Department of State, Jan 2011 (~$ 9,000.00)


Publications

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

(With Alexandra Mallett, Erica França and Lisa Mills) Environmental impacts of mining in Brazil and the environmental licensing process: changes needed for changing times? The Extractive Industries and Society, 8:3, September 2021. [doi]

Right as Title of Recognition: A Hegelian Conception. Synesis, 9:2, 2017, p. 49–70. [link]

Retroactive Dialectics and Value in Marx's Capital. Revista Opinião Filosófica, 7:1, 2016, p. 393–407. [link]

(With Thadeu Weber) Justice and Punishment in Hegel's Philosophy of Right. Direitos Fundamentais & Justiça, 28, jul.–set. 2014, p. 153–164. [doi]

Reviews

Is Another Socialism Possible?. Review of Axel Honneth's The Idea of Socialism (Polity, 2017). Conversas e Controvérsias 4:2, 2018, p. 77–83. [link]

Magazine Articles

What is at stake in the impeachment of Dilma Rousseff in Brazil?. Political Critique (Poland), August 2, 2016. [link]

Co je v sázce v případě odvolání brazilské prezidentky? [What is at stake in the impeachment of the Brazilian President?]. A2larm (Czechia), August 1, 2016. Translated by Linda Fořtová. [link]


Talks and Conference Presentations

Actions Speak Louder Than Words: Normativity Beyond Discourse. 1st Graduate Conference in Political Theory. Department of Politics, New School for Social Research, New York, March 7, 2020. [link]

Is There Normativity Outside of Discourse?. Crossroads of Critique: Axel Honneth and the Frankfurt School Project. CEVIPOF, Sciences Po, Paris, June 7, 2019. [link]

(With Alexandra Mallett and Erica França) How is influence wielded?. Latin American Studies Association 2019 Meeting. Boston, May 25, 2019. [link]

Reclaiming the Unknown: Prefiguration, Utopia, Performance. Philosophy Talks. Graduate Program in Philosophy, PUCRS, Porto Alegre, May 16, 2019. 

Frames, Techniques and Performances: A Critique of Bodies in Assembly. Colloquium Butler XXI. Department of Philosophy, PUCRS, Porto Alegre, May 14, 2019.

Immanent Critique and Performative Practices. 18th Meeting of Brazil's Association of Graduate Studies in Philosophy (ANPOF). Federal University of Espírito Santo, Vitória, October 24, 2018.

Axel Honneth and Symbolic Interactionism: The Role of G.H. Mead in a Theory of Practical Intersubjectivity. 18th Graduate Philosophy Conference. Department of Philosophy, PUCRS, Porto Alegre, October 10, 2018.

Performance and Immanent Critique: Unveiling the Normative Charge of Non-Discursive Social Practices. 8th International Symposium on Justice. Working Group on Theories of Justice/ANPOF, PUCRS, UFSC, Florianópolis, September 13, 2018.

Magdalene Iconography: Sacred and Profane, Pathetic and Political. Mary Magdalene: Multiple Representations. Department of Philosophy, PUCRS, Porto Alegre, June 27, 2017.

Political Performance: Non-Discursive Aspects in the Scope of Immanent Critique. 17th Graduate Philosophy Conference. Department of Philosophy, PUCRS, Porto Alegre, October 9, 2017.

Struggle for Recognition and Normativity in the Public Sphere. Philosophy Meetings. Department of Philosophy, PUCRS, Porto Alegre, October 27, 2016.

Competing Public Spheres: Fraser's Critique of Habermas. 16th Graduate Philosophy Conference, PUCRS, Porto Alegre, September 28, 2016.

Some différances between Derrida and Saroyan. 11th Cycle of Investigations on Visual Arts. Graduate Program in Visual Arts, State University of Santa Catarina (UDESC), Florianópolis, August 30, 2016.

(Invited) Undergraduate Research and the Construction of Knowledge. Education Spring. Central Students' Association, PUCRS, Porto Alegre, November 5, 2015.

Property and the Problem of Poverty in Hegel. 16th Undergraduate Research Symposium. PUCRS, Porto Alegre, October 6, 2015.

Mining in Brazil: Regulations, Actors, and Trend. Twelve O'Clock Talks. School of Public Policy and Administration, Carleton University, Ottawa, September 17, 2015.

Property and the Problem of Poverty in Hegel. 22nd Undergraduate Research Fair, Unisinos, São Leopoldo, May 27, 2015.

The Death Penalty in Hegel's Philosophy of Right. 26th Undergraduate Research Symposium. Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre, October 23, 2014.

Right as Title of Recognition. 16th School of Law Undergraduate Research Symposium. UFRGS, Porto Alegre, October 14, 2014.

Justice and Punishment in Hegel's Philosophy of Right. Undergraduate Research Symposium, PUCRS, Porto Alegre, October 9, 2014.

The Death Penalty in Hegel's Philosophy of Right. 22nd Undergraduate Research Fair, Unisinos, São Leopoldo, May 27, 2014.

Recognition and Justice in Hegel. 14th Undergraduate Research Symposium, PUCRS, Porto Alegre, October 9, 2013.


Referee Work

Revista Peri [link], ISSN 2175-1811, Graduate Program in Philosophy, Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil, 2021–present.

Res Severa Verum Gaudium [link], ISSN 2176–3755, School of Law, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil, 2016–present.

Intuitio [link], ISSN 1983-4012, Graduate Program in Philosophy, Catholic University in Porto Alegre (PUCRS), two ad hoc reviews, in 2014 and 2019.

Revista Educação [link], ISSN 0101-465X, School of Education, Catholic University in Porto Alegre (PUCRS), one ad hoc review in 2014.


Service

Posts

Conference Representative, Association of Graduate Students in Philosophy, Loyola University Chicago, 2021–present.

Editor, Porto Alegre Review of Books (Revista Porto Alegre) [link], ISSN 2674–8533, 2018–present.

Secretary, Philosophy Graduate Student Association, Department of Philosophy, PUCRS, 2016–2018.

Events

Co-organizer (with Graziella Mazzei, Guilherme Primo, and Camila Barbosa), Colloquium Butler XXI, Department of Philosophy, PUCRS, May 14, 2019. [link]

Organizer, Philosophy Talks (Brown Bag Meeting Series), Graduate Program in Philosophy, PUCRS, Porto Alegre, 2016–2017. Around 15 meetings. [2016/1] [2016/2] [2017]

Member of the Coordination Committee (3 members) and Scientific Committee (7 members), 2017 Graduate Philosophy Conference, Department of Philosophy, PUCRS, Porto Alegre, 2017.

Member of the Coordination Committee (3 members), and Scientific Committee (7 members), 2016 Graduate Philosophy Conference, Department of Philosophy, PUCRS, Porto Alegre, 2016.

Member of the Organization Committee (5 members), Course of International Relations for Teachers (RIPE), School of Economics, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), 2011–2015.


Memberships

Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst  (DAAD) Alumni, since 2021.

Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy (SPEP), since 2021.

Brazil's Association of Graduate Studies in Philosophy (ANPOF), since 2018.

U.S. Department of State International Exchange Alumni, since 2011. [link]


Languages

Portuguese: Native

English: Full proficiency

French: Intermediate working proficiency

German: Elementary proficiency

Spanish: Elementary proficiency

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