Russell Duvernoy

Russell J. Duvernoy lives with his wife and two children in London, Ontario on lands connected with the London township and Sombra treaties of 1796 and the Dish with One Spoon Wampum. As Associate Professor of Philosophy at King’s University College, he is committed to the practice of philosophy amidst social and ecological dysfunction and conflict. His work draws on process philosophies, Continental philosophy, critical environmental philosophy, and world philosophies to dwell with ethical and spiritual dimensions of climate change and ecological duress. 

He has two current research projects. The first considers conditions of “ecological conversion” as a concept for thinking transformative change. The second investigates ontological intersections between space, place, and time towards understanding multiple forms of memory (collective, nonhuman, and personal). A bridge between both projects is the role of aesthetic and affective experience in dynamics of epistemological and perceptual paradigm transition. 

He has published one monograph study Affect and Attention after Deleuze and Whitehead: Ecological Attunement (Edinburgh University Press 2020) and several articles in a wide range of scholarly journals, including: Comparative and Continental PhilosophyEnvironmental PhilosophyContemporary PragmatismEthics and the Environment, Philosophy Today, and Southern Journal of Philosophy among others.