This summer, our very own Sushank Chibber (Stony Brook, Class of 2015, B.A.; 2017, M.A.-Africana Studies) gave his first conference presentation at Harvard University.
He was invited to give a paper at The World Phenomenology Institute’s forty-first annual Cambridge Conference, entitled this year “Phenomonology of Polyrelationality: The Question of Consciousness” June 7-9, 2017, at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
The paper he delivered was based on a German translation he did of a key philosophical text in the field of phenomenalogy. Chibber, in addition to his Indian heritage, is completely fluent in German, as he received his early education there. It is something he has continued to master and is already planning a new project.
Based on the success of Chibber’s research and paper, he was offered the opportunity to publish another German translation of a different work in the field, for which a German translation is needed, by the director of the center.
He was also the youngest presenter in 41 years among PhD candidates, professors, and also the only “outside of phenomenology with a masters degree” (Africana Studies). He also presented his MA thesis in Africana Studies that he worked on with Dr. Georges Fouron while he was at the conference.
As he stated, “because they were all under the impression that I was from phenomenology, I had the honor to showcase the AFS department and my thesis and they found it very interesting and a few professors even approached me wanting to collaborate with them or assist them with their research. Of course nothing is perfect neither was my presentation, but I am so happy with the feedback and response I received.”
Thank you Chibber for making us so proud!
For more information, check out their website. The conference program is posted there as well:
The Leadership of the World Phenomenology Institute
William S. Smith, Ph.D., Executive President
Jadwiga S. Smith, Ph.D., Co-President (American Division)
Daniela Verducci, Doctor in Philosophy, Co-President (European/Asian Division)
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