My name is Shen-yi Liao, and you can call me ‘Sam’ (he/they). I am an associate professor at University of Puget Sound in the philosophy department. I am also affiliated with the Asian studies, bioethics, gender & queer studies, and neuroscience interdisciplinary programs.
Before, I was a Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellow at University of Leeds, an assistant professor at Nanyang Technological University, a visiting assistant professor at Kansas State University, a graduate student at University of Michigan, and an undergraduate student at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. I am from Taipei, Taiwan.
My current book project is about objects and spaces where cognition meets oppression, such as medical devices, colonialist statues, and photographic technologies. I also do research on imagination, experimental philosophy, aesthetics, and language. In addition, I am passionate about all things Taiwan, from music to food to music about food, and also Taiwanese philosophy.