Author: Cynthia R. Nielsen

Cynthia R. Nielsen is an associate professor at the University of Dallas, where she teaches courses on hermeneutics, ethics, aesthetics, contemporary continental philosophy, and the history of philosophy. Her interest in hermeneutics applies to a broad range of topics, including race theory, ethnomusicology, and postcolonial studies. Her most recent monograph is Gadamer’s Hermeneutical Aesthetics: On Art as a Performative, Dynamic, Communal Event (forthcoming, Routledge), which brings Gadamer’s hermeneutical aesthetics into conversation with the montages and collages African American artist Romare Bearden, Banksy’s street art, and avant-garde expressions of jazz.