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Department of Philosophy

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Faculty & Staff

Thomas Nail

  • Thomas Nail

    Thomas Nail

Associate Professor
Sturm Hall 261
2000 E. Asbury Ave.
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Areas of Expertise/Research interests

  • European philosophy
  • political philosophy
  • philosophy of movement
  • history of philosophy

Current Research and projects

I am currently working on a series of books on the philosophy of movement. So far in the series I have published The Figure of the Migrant with Stanford University Press and Theory of the Border with Oxford and Lucretius I: An Ontology of Motion with Edinburgh University Press. More books are planned for the series and are in various stages of completion.   

I am also working on an NEH funded transcription and translation project to publish the seminars of Gilles Deleuze's audio course lectures in collaboration with Purdue University and the Université de Paris VIII at La Voix de Deleuze. For more information, visit our website, Between Deleuze and Foucault.

Professional biography

My recent work applies the philosophy of movement to a number of domains of study including politics, ontology, art, aesthetics, science,technology, and mathematics. My methodology is motivated by pressing contemporary concerns but also deeply rooted in historical and empirical research.  


PhD, University of Oregon
MA, University of Oregon
BA, University of North Texas



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