Ph.D.: Loyola University Chicago, 1990
John Protevi received his Ph.D. in philosophy from Loyola University Chicago in 1990. A long-time member of the faculty in French Studies at LSU, he was named Phyllis M. Taylor Professor of French Studies in 2011. In 2012 he also became Professor of Philosophy with teaching duties in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies.
Professor Protevi teaches courses primarily in contemporary French philosophy (Foucault and Deleuze) and plans to offer courses in philosophy of mind and philosophy of biology. His research focuses on the intersections of dynamical systems theory; the cognitive, life, and earth sciences; and contemporary French philosophy.