ethan nowak

е.nоwак@ucl.ас.uк (NB:copy/paste won't work)

I am currently a Teaching Fellow at UCL, where I teach modules in mind, language, and logic, and run the MA research seminars. I finished my PhD in 2016 at UC Berkeley. 

Some of my work involves detailed questions about how language works at the level of the compositional semantics. Some of it is connected with broader themes from ethics, social philosophy, and politics, involving questions about how we use language in constructing our identities. 

I am currently working on a book about what is at stake when languages become endangered. That project draws as much on syntax and linguistic semantics as it does on literature and literary theory (especially poetry).

In 2000, I co-founded a non-profit organization that I ran until 2010. In 2005, the organization became the US counterpart to Ayuda Directa, an NGO that is currently active in Ecuador.