Mirella Tranquille | College of Arts

Mirella Tranquille

Ph.D. Student
MACK 361
Grounded and Engaged Theory Lab

I am a Ph.D. student in philosophy interested in Black American resistance. Using Frantz Fanon's conceptual tools and phenomenology, I seek to establish an ethic of violence specific to the current fight for Black freedom in the United States. My research combines Black male studies, intersectional feminist studies, early 20th-century continental philosophy, Black radical tradition studies, and critical race theories. My research also compares the social movements of the 1960s, such as the Black Panther Party, which claimed to be inspired by Fanonian ideas, to the more recent Black social movements. I use the memoirs of activists in the field to describe their ethics of violence.

Areas of Interest: Ethics of Violence; Black Male Studies; Slavery Studies; Continental Philosophy; Phenomenology; Political Philosophy.


MA in Philosophy, Université de Montréal

BA in Psychology, Concordia University



As Teaching Assistant:

W22 - PHIL 2060: Philosophy of Feminism I

F21 - PHIL 1010: Introductory Philosophy: Social and Political Issue

 « L’évolution du terme « illégal » dans l’histoire de l’immigration américaine selon Chomsky et Mendoza : une histoire du racisme dans les politiques d’immigration des États-Unis ». Ithaque, no 25, décembre 2019, p. 97‑128. http://hdl.handle.net/1866/22965