Visiting Assistant Professor
Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: PhD University of Chicago
Research Areas: Social and political philosophy, 19th and 20th-century European philosophy, normativity
Tuomo Tiisala is a philosopher working on a range of topics in social and political philosophy, drawing especially on European philosophical traditions from Kant to the present. His current book project argues for a novel delineation of the distinction between freedom and power on the basis of a rational reconstruction of Michel Foucault's philosophical work. Tiisala, who has published his research on Foucault as a series of articles, earned his PhD from the University of Chicago in 2016. Before joining NYU Abu Dhabi he was a Bersoff Faculty Fellow in the Department of Philosophy at NYU.