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This is the web site of Aili Bresnahan, JD, PhD.

This site contains information on my background and research, a 
curriculum vitae, and references related to my current areas of interest, which include, the philosophy of art, (particularly dance and performance), music, theatre, literature and film, and the philosophy of law, mind, ethics, and culture where these areas intersect with the philosophy of art. 

I am an Assistant Professor in the Philosophy department of the University of Dayton in Ohio, where so far I have taught Philosophy of Art, Philosophy and Film, Philosophy and Literature, Philosophy of Law, Philosophy of Music, Philosophy of Human Rights, Introduction to Philosophy and Philosophy and Theatre/Dance: Performing Human Identity, a course I developed with the Theatre/Dance program that includes both theoretical and practical components. In August I will begin a three-year term as the Humanities Commons Coordinator, which among other things facilitates inter-disciplinary arts and humanities integration events for the Philosophy, History, English, and Religious Studies departments. In addition I serve on the Philosophy department Advisory Committee and the Pre-Law Studies Committee.

My service to the profession includes being an Aesthetics Editor for The Philosophers' Magazine and the founder and moderator of DancePhilosophers, an informal, networking Google group and Fb page that includes philosophers, dance studies scholars, dance historians, critics, performers, choreographers, students, and others who are interested in dance philosophy broadly construed. I am the Vice-Chair for the Diversity Committee and on the Advisory Board for the American Society for Aesthetics Graduate E-journal for the American Society for Aesthetics. Finally, I have served as a peer-reviewer for articles in the British Journal of Aesthetics, the Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, the Dance Research Journal, The Journal of Dance Therapy, The Journal of Social Philosophy, and the Journal of Music and Meaning. For more on my personal background see my Autographical Background page. For more on my professional background see my Curriculum Vitae page.