Photo of Jonathan Gingerich standing in front of field of orange poppiesI’m a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at Washington University in St. Louis. Starting in Fall 2019, I will be a Lecturer [Assistant Professor] at King’s College London.

I completed my PhD in Philosophy at UCLA in 2018; prior to that, I did a JD at Harvard Law School and a BA in Philosophy and History at Georgetown University. I specialize in political philosophy, philosophy of law, ethics, and aesthetics.

I’m currently writing about the phenomenology and value of spontaneous freedom—the freedom of unscripted activity that “free spirits” enjoy—and about the politics of cultural production and participation.

Other recent projects have explored the aesthetics of games, the social and political preconditions of creativity, Rawls’s theory of the political liberties, and conceptions of agency in ethics and aesthetics. I’ve recently taught courses in philosophy and literature, ethics, aesthetics, and 19th and 20th century continental philosophy.

My CV is available here.