• PROFESSIONAL:   Gerad Gentry is an Assistant Professor in Philosophy at Lewis University in Chicago and an Associate of Germanic Studies at the University of Chicago. Previously, he was a Bilinski Fellow and Research Visitor (VAR) in the philosophy department at Yale University, and a Fulbright doctoral research visitor at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and the Universität Potsdam.

    Areas of Interest: German Idealism (esp. Kant and Hegel), Aesthetics, Ethics, Human Rights, and Philosophy of Law

  • WORK: He is the editor of the forthcoming Kantian Legacies in German Idealism for the Routledge Studies in Nineteenth-Century Philosophy (Routledge)and author of several articles on Kant and Hegel, as well as co-editor of the Imagination in German Idealism and Romanticism, forthcoming with Cambridge University Press. He serves as president of the Society for German Idealism and Romanticism (www.thesgir.org). Other work includes serving as editor for (1) the Yale Law School peer-review  journal: Yale Journal of Law and the Humanities (2017-18), (2) SGIR Review, a peer-reviewed publisher in German Idealism and Romanticism (2017-2018), and (3) Evental Aesthetics (2017-present), a peer-reviewed journal of aesthetics.

  • PERSONAL:   To me, the best parts of life are the moments with my wife and our three kids. I love experiencing diverse cultures, traveling, and have lived for six years in four continents beyond North America. My activities include sprint-triathlons, pottery, photography, metal and wood sculpting, tennis, cross-country skiing, and soccer. I love literature, from the novels of Dostoevsky to the poems of T.S. Eliot; from the short stories of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie to the epic myths of J.R.R. Tolkien. I also enjoy creative writing.

Contact Information

Gerad Gentry

Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Lewis University and 

Visiting Scholar in Germanic Studies,

 University of Chicago