Italo Alves

PhD Student, Philosophy

Loyola University Chicago

I am a PhD student in Philosophy at Loyola University Chicago, currently on a research stay at the Normative Orders Excellence Cluster at Goethe University Frankfurt. My areas of interest are Social and Political Theory and Aesthetics, especially where both intersect. My areas of specialization are Contemporary Critical Theory and Performance Studies. I am currently working on the normative role of non-discursive aspects of social practices, attempting to assess how they might inform an aesthetically-sensitive model of immanent social critique. I have written on Hegel, Marx and Contemporary Critical Theory.

I am the Co-editor of the online cultural review Revista Porto Alegre and also work as a Research Assistant at Carleton University School of Public Policy and Administration, working on normativity, regulation and public policy in Brazil. I am a member of the Brazilian Graduate Philosophy Association (ANPOF). I have held visiting research and study positions at Concordia University of Edmonton, Carleton University and University of Montréal. I hold a Bachelor's degree in Law and a Master's in Philosophy from the Catholic University in Porto Alegre (PUCRS), Brazil.


Cover illustration: Waltercio Caldas, 79.