Liberal Studies-Humanities

Kenneth Knight Ph.D.

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Office Location

122 Payson Smith, Portland Campus



Academic Degrees

  • PH.D. Candidate, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
  • M.A. Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
  • B. A. University of Southern Maine


I received my undergraduate degree from the University of Southern Maine in 2007 and my Master’s degree from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale in 2009.  I am a Ph.D. candidate at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.  Currently, I am writing my dissertation titled “The ‘Perpetual Present’ of Political Modernity: Adorno, Arendt and the Possibility of the New.”  My areas of interest include social and political philosophy, ethics, aesthetics, and continental philosophy (particularly critical theory).  I am a member of the American Philosophical Association.  My favorite philosopher is Theodor W. Adorno.