Professor Peña-Guzmán Teaches Remotely from Paris While Doing Research

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

EDSURGE -- We’re doing something different on the podcast this week, and throughout this semester. We’ve enlisted professors and students at six colleges, and we’ve asked them to share audio diaries of college life in this unprecedented time.

David Peña-Guzmán, San Francisco State University

Title: Assistant Professor

Subject areas: Humanities and Liberal Studies

Peña-Guzmán focuses on history and philosophy of science, animal studies, feminist philosophy, bioethics and social theory. He is teaching online this semester, and doing so remotely, from Paris, where he is doing research in archives.

“My graduate seminar on the humanities is synchronous, and it meets every Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m., San Francisco time. That is 1 to 4 a.m. Paris time. And that means that on Wednesday nights, every week during the fall semester, I will have to pull an all-nighter.”