Spencer Adams


Spencer Adams is a 2nd year PhD student in the Rhetoric department, pursuing designated emphases in critical theory and in science & technology studies. He came to the Rhetoric department with an interest in bringing a background in Physics to a study of philosophy, literature, and critical theory. His work thus far as a PhD has had two primary focuses. First, he is interested in the reception of modern physics and its implications for critical theorizations of space, time, and knowledge production. Adams is also interested in the ways that literature can be taken up as an object of theoretical import within discussions in the history and philosophy of science. He hopes, going forward, to bring these lines of thought to a consideration of a practice of science that, among other things, responds to the Frankfurt School’s work critiquing instrumental reason.