Valerie Oved Giovanini

Valerie Giovanini is a doctoral candidate for the Ph.D. in Philosophy, Art and Critical Thought at The European Graduate School. She holds a B.A. in philosophy from UC Berkeley and an M.A. in philosophy from Loyola Marymount University. Under the advisement of Dr. Judith Butler her current research topics include the work of Emmanuel Levinas, post-structuralist notions of self, and ethics in light of the persecutory relation. She has presented papers on Levinas, phenomenology, comparative thought, and philosophies of language and will soon have her phenomenology of M.C. Escher’s art published in ASAGE. In 2005 Valerie worked with Yossi Klein Halevi during a summer internship at The Shalem Center in Jerusalem. She teaches philosophy at various levels of higher education in Los Angeles.