Gina Zavota is Associate Professor and Graduate Coordinator of Philosophy at Kent State University. She graduated magna cum laude with a B. A. in Philosophy from New York University, where she also studied painting and creative writing. In addition, she earned a B.A. in Mathematics from Hunter College (CUNY) before returning to philosophy and obtaining her Ph.D. from Stony Brook University.
Her areas of specialization include 20th and 21st century Continental philosophy, particularly phenomenology and contemporary ontology, and Ancient Greek philosophy. She also has research interests in the philosophy of art, feminist theory and gender studies, the philosophy of science and mathematics, the philosophy of mind, and Buddhist thought. She is the co-editor (with Rudolf Bernet and Donn Welton) of the five-volume set, Edmund Husserl: Critical Assessments of Leading Philosophers, and has published numerous scholarly articles and German translations.
At Kent State, she teaches courses such as Phenomenology, Continental Philosophy, Metaphysics, Feminist Philosophy, Philosophy and Art: 1890-present, Ancient Greek Philosophy, and Medieval Philosophy. She was the co-organizer of the Husserl in a New Generation conference and served for seven years as grievance officer of the Kent State Chapter of the American Association of University Professors. She is currently completing a manuscript on Merleau-Ponty’s late ontology and editing anthologies on Husserlian phenomenology and on Neoplatonic philosophy & the arts.