Georgia Warnke – Director
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Georgia Warnke is a professor in the Political Science Department and holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy. Her research interests include critical social theory, hermeneutics, democratic theory, and issues of race, sex, and gender. She is the author of five books: Gadamer: Hermeneutics, Tradition and Reason (Polity Press and Stanford University Press (1987, 1994); Justice and Interpretation (MIT Press 1993); Legitimate Differences (UC Press 1999); After Identity: Rethinking Race, Sex and Gender (Cambridge University Press, 2007) and Debating Sex and Gender (Oxford University Press, 2010). Professor Warnke’s graduate courses have focused on the Frankfurt School, Hermeneutic Political Theory and issues of identity. Undergraduate courses include political philosophy, feminism, and democratic theory.

Renee DeGuire – Administrative Assistant and Events Manager
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Renee DeGuire began working at UCR in 1989 and joined the Center for Ideas and Society staff in 2010. Renee organizes logistics for in-person events and conferences, handles purchasing and financial transactions, and provides general administrative support for CIS projects. She serves as the liaison for use of Center facilities, including the Stonehaven apartment for visiting scholars.

JessicaJessica DiFilippo – Marketing & Project Coordinator
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Jessica DiFilippo is a graduate from UCR with a BA in Studio Art and holds a Master’s in Library and Information Science. Jessica joined the Center in 2015 and manages the Center’s promotions, website content and digital media. She also helps coordinate project and travel planning for Center events.

Katharine HenshawAssociate Director
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Katharine Henshaw received her BA in Philosophy from UC Riverside and joined the Center in 2013. As Associate Director, Katharine manages the Center’s programming, outreach, funding and financial transactions, provides contract & grant support, and handles logistics for special projects. She is also the Administrative Coordinator for the UCR Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program.

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