Asya J. Passinsky


Asya Passinsky received her PhD in Philosophy from New York University in 2016. The main focus of her research is the metaphysics of the social world. This research lies at the intersection of metaphysics and social philosophy. Her doctoral dissertation, "The Metaphysics of Social Objects," develops a novel theory of the general nature of social objects such as political borders, pieces of money, and nation-states. Prior to coming to NYU, she completed the BPhil in Philosophy at Oxford University (as a Rhodes scholar); and before that she studied political economy and Russian language and literature at the University of California, Berkeley.

Curriculum Vitae
B.A. University of California, Berkeley, 2007
BPhil. Oxford University, 2010
Ph.D. New York University, 2016