Everet Smith

PhD Student

everet [dot] smith [at] emory [dot] edu


MA Ethics & Applied Philosophy (Graduate Certificate in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies), University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC), 2021

BA Philosophy (Minor in Sustainable Development), Appalachian State University, 2018

Research Interests

Latin American philosophy (esp. José Vasoncelos), Chicana feminism (esp. Anzaldúa), anticolonial theory, dialectical and historical materialism, German Idealism (esp. Hegel), phenomenology, critical theory (esp. the Frankfurt School).

Teaching Experience

  • Walter Benjamin: Cultural Production and Revolution. Emory University (Fall 2023).
  • 19th & 20th century philosophy (Graduate Teaching Assistant). Emory University (Spring 2023).
  • Ancient Philosophy (Graduate Teaching Assistant). Emory University (2022).
  • Data Ethics (Graduate Teaching Assistant). UNC Charlotte (Spring 2021).
  • Philosophy of Love & Sex (Graduate Teaching Assistant). UNC Charlotte (Spring 2020).
  • Healthcare Ethics (Graduate Teaching Assistant). UNC Charlotte (Fall 2019, Fall 2020).


Peer Reviewed Articles

  • “The Development of an Incommensurable Whiteness: Antichinismo, Hygiene, and Mestizaje in the work of José Vasconcelos” in Aztlán: A Journal of Chicano Studies vol. 48 no. 2 (September, 2023).

Peer Reviewed Book Chapters

  • “Slaughterhouses, Racialized Labor, and Abolition Democracy,” co-authored with Andrea J. Pitts, in Toward a Political Philosophy of Science: Democracy, Science, and Technology, ed. Obed Frousto (New York: Palgrave, forthcoming).

Book Reviews

  • Firmin DeBrabander, Life After Privacy: Reclaiming Democracy in a Surveillance Society, in Ethics and Information Technology vol. 24, no. 29 (July 19 2022).
  • Mary K. Coffey, Orozco’s American Epic: Myth, History, and the Melancholy of Race, in American Society for Aesthetics Graduate Journal, vol. 13, no. 2 (December, 2021).
Literary Publications
  • “generosity” in PEACE ON EARTH. Issue 1, June 2021.

Awards, Grants, & Fellowships

  • Iris Marion Young Prize Honorable Mention, Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy (2023)
  • Cyrus M. Johnson, Sr. Scholarship, University of North Carolina at Charlotte (2021)
  • Ann C. Carver Graduate Essay Award, University of North Carolina at Charlotte (2021)
  • Master’s Merit Award, University of North Carolina at Charlotte (2019)