Alumni Spotlight: Brian Treanor

Dr. Brian Treanor, MA in Philosophy ’97

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 NatureEmplotting VirtueCarnal 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.