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Yogi Hale Hendlin is currently Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco.

Previously Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Philosophy Department at the University of Vienna as co-author of a successful FWF (Austrian Science Foundation) grant titled “New Directions in Plant Ethics,” Hendlin completed his doctorate in Philosophy magna cum laude at Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Germany. There, Hendlin served as Lecturer (Dozent) teaching 4 courses per semester for 6 semesters under the aegis of the Chair of Environmental Ethics and Philosophy, Konrad Ott, a third-generation Frankfurt School environmental critical theorist, and student of  Jürgen Habermas. Hendlin’s dissertation applied biosemiotics to Habermasian discourse ethics, making the case for interspecies political inclusion based on biologically-based and verifiable ethical communicative action  and intersubjectivity with nonhuman beings.

Hendlin competed doctoral work and an M.A. in Political Science at the University of California, Los Angeles, a M.Sc. in Political Theory from the London School of Economics, and received undergraduate honors and distinction in both Rhetoric and Political Science from the University at California, Berkeley, gathering a broad palette of knowledge in the humanities and social science.

Intensive study in Spain, Chile, England and Germany have not only brought lingual fluency and cultural competencies, but keeps Hendlin connected with the various country-, language-, and region-specific academic debates. Autodidactic study in the biological/ecological sciences suffuses Hendlin’s theorizing and research directions; dedicated work in public health policy–from fielding bicycle count surveys to archival research on how the tobacco industry’s legacy of denialism bodes for addressing environmental wrongs–connects Hendlin’s more theoretical commitments to practical societal applications. Hendlin’s abiding dedication to dismantling injurious misconceptions dividing nature and humanity by reorienting rights and consideration around epistemologies of difference, and their application to ecological and environmental justice, make Hendlin’s work highly relevant for his respective disciplines and today’s major social issues.