Skye C. Cleary PhD MBA is a philosopher and author of Existentialism and Romantic Love (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015).
She is the Associate Director of the Center for New Narratives in Philosophy at Columbia University. She also teaches at Columbia, Barnard College, the City College of New York, and previously at the New York Public Library. Skye is the Managing Editor of the American Philosophical Association’s blog, an advisory board member of Strategy of Mind (a global executive learning firm), and a certified fellow with the American Philosophical Practitioners Association. Before she took a dive into philosophy, she was an international equity arbitrageur, management consultant, and Lieutenant in the Australian Army Reserves.
Her work has been published with The Paris Review, TED-Ed, Los Angeles Review of Books, Aeon, The Independent, The Huffington Post, The Conversation, Business Insider, New Republic, Quartz, Letras Libras, Institute of Art & Ideas,The Philosopher’s Zone on ABC Radio National, The New Philosopher, The Amorist, YourTango, Womankind, Actualise Daily and others. In July 2017, she won the New Philosopher Writers’ Award. A selection of her writing can be found here.
She has a black belt in taekwondo and loves scuba diving. She stands up for marine conservation and against palm oil. Skye misses swimming and diving in Australian water but loves New York City’s icecream and cocktails. Not mixed together. Side-by-side is ideal.