Fields of Interest
Modern European Political Theory
Medical & Health Humanities
Ph.D., Political Science and Critical Theory, University of California, Berkeley
My book, Addiction Becomes Normal: On the Late-Modern American Subject, will be published in spring 2024 by the University of Chicago Press. This book examines how addiction has been reimagined as a normal feature of human nature and experience in much of American science, medicine, and politics over the last forty years. It argues that this change involves a radical rethinking of what it means to be human, and asks who or what the subject is, and how it can be governed, if we are all now or potentially addicts.
Plato and Rousseau
Marx, Nietzsche, Freud
Twentieth-Century Visions: Beauvoir, Fanon, Marcuse, Foucault
Science and Politics: Michel Foucault and Bruno Latour
Existentialism (First Year Seminar)
*Professor Park will transition to a tenure-track appointment at the college in July 2024.