Dr. Becky Vartabedian is an engaged and creative teacher, offering courses in the history of philosophy, philosophy and art, and philosophy’s intersections with race, gender, and sexuality. She also contributes to the Peace and Justice Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies, and the First Year Experience programs. Before arriving to Regis in 2012, Dr. Vartabedian taught philosophy at the Community College of Aurora, Metropolitan State University of Denver, and Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, where she earned her Ph.D.
Dr. Vartabedian’s recent book, Multiplicity and Ontology in Deleuze and Badiou (Palgrave, 2018), addresses the presence of logical and mathematical structures in work by Gilles Deleuze (1925-1995) and Alain Badiou (1937- ) and their uses in assessing social and political transformation. Her current research concerns the legacy of work by Gilles Deleuze in the contemporary theoretical paradigm called “new materialism.” She also researches the work and practice of teaching, particularly the task of facilitating difficult conversations in the philosophy classroom around matters of identity, agency, and transformation.
Dr. Vartabedian is an avid baseball fan, especially of the Pittsburgh Pirates. She also appeared on an episode of Jeopardy! in 2008; she did not win, though she is occasionally handy to have around at a trivia night.