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Tereza Sarkisyan Adjunct Instructor Philosophy and Religion

Tereza Sarkisyan
CAS | Philosophy/Religion
4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Tereza Sarkisyan was born in Queens, New York and received her double Bachelor's Degrees in Political Science and Philosophy from Florida Atlantic University in 2016. She went on to receive her Master's Degree in History of Philosophy at American University in Washington, D.C. where she currently teaches. Her interests are in ethics (applied and theory), 19th and 20th century existentialism (Kierkegaard, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, and Heidegger), and the politics of west Asia and indigenous civilizations in west Asia. She has also focused her studies on the experiences of oppression in the United States with minorities and indigenous groups, and draws ideas from thinkers like James Baldwin, Octavio Paz, and Angela Davis to name a few.

Sarkisyan also has a sincere love of literature and poetry and appreciates the overlap literature and philosophy have. In her free time, she enjoys writing and reading poetry, hiking, and playing the piano.
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