Nico Jenkins

Nico Jenkins is a theorist and writer whose work focuses on finitude and uncertainty, drawing upon philosophical traditions from both classical Buddhism and contemporary continental thinking to explore the gaps and spaces in our knowable world(s). He has a PhD from the European Graduate School (EGS), an MA in Eastern Classics from St. John’s College (Santa Fe, New Mexico), and a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in performance art. Jenkins co-teaches an intensive summer seminar at EGS “On Labor and Craft” and is Assistant Professor of Ethics and Philosophy at Husson University. In addition, he lectures in the philosophy department at the University of Maine in Orono, where he is also a preceptor in the Honors College. Jenkins co-founded the online para-academic journal continent., where he was co-editor from 2011 to 2014. As a photographer, Jenkins has documented the sometimes violent, sometimes mundane changes that occurred in the wake of the revolutions in Eastern Europe in the 1990s. His more recent work, entitled All The Lonely Places, chronicles the forgotten spaces of the contemporary urban and semi-urban landscape. His photographs explore and celebrate the ignored and neglected environments which exist just beyond the periphery of society’s gaze. He has exhibited his photographs and paintings, and has performed widely in both the United States and Europe.