Associate Professor, Humanities
- Ph.D. Comparative Literature CUNY Graduate Center
- MA Philosophy Columbia University
- BA Philosophy/English Columbia University
- Comparative Literature
- Modernist Narrative
Dr. Christopher Trogan received a B.A. and M.A. in Philosophy from Columbia University and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New York. Dr. Trogan's areas of research and publication focus on the interrelationship between ethics and aesthetics specifically in 19th century German literature. He has published several essays in this area including "The Paradox of Fictional Belief and Its Moral Implications" and "Feelings and Fictions: Exploring Emotion and Belief" and has also chaired panels at several international conferences. He is currently at work on a book entitled The Irresolvable Dilemma: Studies in Narrative Suicide. In addition to teaching composition and literature, Dr. Trogan has developed several interdisciplinary electives including "Philosophy and Contemporary Film", "Existentialism in Film and Literature", and "Ethics and Law". Dr. Trogan is also the Director of the O'Gara Academic Honor Society which brings nationally recognized public intellectuals to campus. Dr. Trogan joined the Humanities Department in 2006.