Philosophy and Religion

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Lissa Skitolsky, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Philosophy
Phone: 570-372-4602
Office Location: Bogar Hall - Rm 004
Office Hours: 2 p.m. – 3 p.m., MWF

Academic Credentials:
PHD, Emory University
MA, Emory University
BA, Skidmore College

Lissa Skitolsky is an assistant professor of philosophy at Susquehanna University. Her published work includes essays on the Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben, the course of Holocaust studies, the “war against terror,” and biopolitics. Her articles have appeared in journals such as International Studies in Philosophy, Lessons and Legacies, and Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies. Her most recent project involves the philosophical analysis of the state of the “Muselmann”—the so-called “walking dead” of the Nazi camps—in order to draw certain conclusions regarding Holocaust testimony and the nature of genocide itself. She is also working on an article about those Jewish prisoners who collaborated with the Nazis, titled "At What Cost Survival? The Problem of the Prisoner-Functionary."


  • ENGL-100 Writing and Thinking
  • HONS-200 Thought and Civilization
  • JWST-302 Philosophy in the Wake of the Holocaust
  • PHIL-101 Problems in Philosophy
  • PHIL-122 Resolving Moral Conflicts
  • PHIL-125 Justice
  • PHIL-245 19th and 20th Century Philosophy
  • PHIL-302 Philosophy in the Wake of the Holocaust
  • PHIL-400 Independent Study
  • PHIL-500 Directed Reading and Research
  • PRDV-104 Perspectives
  • RELI-500 Capstone

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