- Texas Tech University
- Associate Professor
- Residential Fellow (2012-2013)
- "Philosophy as an Art of Dying"
Costica Bradatan is an associate professor in the Honors College at Texas Tech University. His research focuses on Continental philosophy, history of philosophy, and the philosophy of literature and of film.
Professor Bradatan is the author or editor (co-editor) of five books, including An Introduction to the History of Romanian Philosophy in the 20th Century (2000), The Other Bishop Berkeley: An Exercise in Reenchantment (2006), and Philosophy, Society, and the Cunning of History in Eastern Europe (2011). He is also the author of numerous articles in journals that include The Heythrop Journal, Acta Philosophica, Philosophy and Literature, the European Journal of Cultural Studies, Parallax, Angelaki, The Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology, The Journal of European Studies, The European Legacy, Minerva, Existentia, The Journal of Utopian Studies, and East-European Politics and Societies. Professor Bradatan has also authored book reviews, essays and op-ed pieces for publications including The New York Times, the Christian Science Monitor, the Times Literary Supplement, the Times Higher Education, The Globe and Mail, and The Australian.
Professor Bradatan has served on the editorial boards of several journals and he has served as a guest editor for several special issues on topics including sacrifice, marginality, mimesis and culture, philosophy in Eastern Europe, and philosophy as literature. Professor Bradatan has served as a visiting professor at universities in Germany, Hungary, Bulgaria, India, and Turkey and he has held a number of short-term research appointments at the University of Texas at Austin, at the University of California, Los Angeles, and at the Newberry Library in Chicago. He was named a John S. Knight Post-Doctoral Associate at Cornell University (2003-2004), a Post-Doctoral Fellow at Miami University’s Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies (2004-2006), and a Solmsen Fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Institute for Research in the Humanities (2009-2010).