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boomer trujillo

Editor in Chief | Webmaster

boomer trujillo is a PhD student in the Philosophy Department at Vanderbilt University. He has an M.A. from the University of Houston and a B.A. from St. Edward's University, both also in philosophy. He wishes he spent more of his time musing Ancient Greek ethics, savoring German-language writing, and puzzling over accessible work in biology, psychology, and neuroscience. Instead, he usually plays reruns of Star Trek in the background while he naps with his dog Lala. You can find more info on him and his writing at

Sabeen Ahmed

Managing Editor

Sabeen Ahmed is a PhD student in the Philosophy Department at Vanderbilt University, where she focuses on social and political philosophy, postcolonial studies, critical theory, and medieval philosophy. Her current research focuses on the figure of the refugee as she appears within writings on the “Other,” as well as refugee status and legal recognition from an international law perspective. As an instructor, Sabeen strives to offer her students a history of philosophy that integrates historically marginalized voices, with contributions from postcolonial theory, critical philosophy of race, queer theory, feminist studies, and non-Western philosophy.

Derek Price


Derek Price is a Graduate Student and Language Instructor in the Department of German, Russian and East European Studies at Vanderbilt University. He works on German literature, philosophy, critical theory, media studies, and game studies. His dissertation addresses the convergence of play and labor in German video game and board game culture. He is also the creator and co-host of "Scholars At Play," a podcast about video games in society and the academy. You can find him on Twitter @Digital_Derek.