Alumni Spotlight: Brian Treanor
Brian is Professor of Philosophy and the Charles S. Casassa Chair at Loyola Marymount University. He earned his MA in philosophy at CSULB in 1997, where he wrote a thesis on the phenomenology of obligation under Prof. Guerrière. After leaving CSULB, he completed a PhD at Boston College. His writing takes up a wide variety of issues, but environmental philosophy, ethics, and philosophy of religion have been consistent foci. His books include Interpreting Nature, Emplotting Virtue, Carnal Hermeneutics, and, most recently, Melancholic Joy: On Life Worth Living. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife Gitty (a professor of political science at the University of La Verne) and daughters.