Taylor R. Genovese is a transdisciplinary philosopher, multimodal anthropologist, and filmmaker living in the Hudson Valley, New York. His work mainly focuses on nostalgia, melancholy, applied ethics, the Anthropocene, and utopia(s).

He is currently an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Philosophy at SUNY Dutchess, as well as adjunct faculty at Marist College. He earned his Ph.D. from Arizona State University in 2023. His dissertation research took a specific look at the legacy of Russian Cosmism, a nineteenth century political theology promoting a universal human program for overcoming death, resurrecting ancestors, and traveling through the cosmos.


2017–2023 — Ph.D. Human and Social Dimensions of Science and Technology
Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona.
Dissertation: Dark Cosmism: Or, the Apophatic Specter of Russo-Soviet Techno-utopianism
Fields: Political and Philosophical Anthropology; Critical Secular Studies; Multimodal Ethnography
Committee: Gaymon Bennett (Chair), Alexander Aviña, Lisa Messeri, and Jason Ānanda Josephson Storm.

2015–2017 — M.A. Anthropology (with Distinction)
Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona.
Thesis: The New Right Stuff: Social Imaginaries of Outer Space & the Capitalist Accumulation of the Cosmos
Advisor: Miguel L. Vásquez

2011–2013 — B.A. Anthropology (magna cum laude and with Honors; minor: Classics)
University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona.

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