Chiara T. Ricciardone is a Ph.D. candidate in Rhetoric at the University of California–Berkeley and rhetor-in-chief at Boutique Activist Consultancy.
PhD in Rhetoric with the designated emphasis in Critical Theory, UC Berkeley – 2016 (expected)
MA in Philosophy, Interpretation, and Culture, SUNY Binghamton – 2009
BA in History with the minor in Interpretation Theory, Phi Beta Kappa, Swarthmore College – 2005
Chiara Ricciardone's academic research focuses on concepts of health and disease in Plato and 20th and 21st century philosophy, critical theory, and science and technology studies. Her dissertation, Disease and Difference in Three Platonic Dialogues, is jointly supervised by Ramona Naddaff (Rhetoric) and G.R.F. Ferrari (Classics).
Chiara's work has been recognized by the Critical Theory Dissertation Fellowship (2015-16) and the Andrew W. Mellon Discovery Fellowship at the Townsend Center for the Humanities (2009-2012). Her commitment to teaching has been honored by the Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award (2011).
Read: 'We are the Disease': Truth, Health, and Politics from Plato's Gorgias to Foucault (Epoché 18:2, 287-310).