Dr. Mirela Oliva
University of St. Thomas - Houston, TX - Educating Leaders of Faith and Character
Dr. Mirela Oliva


Dr. Mirela Oliva

Dr. Mirela OlivaDepartment
Center for Thomistic Studies, Philosophy Department

Assistant Professor

Postdoc fellow in Philosophy, Boston College, Boston, 2007-2008
PhD in Philosophy (summa cum laude), Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Germany, 2007, supervisor prof. Günter Figal
MA in Political Sciences, La Sapienza University, Rome, Italy, 1999
BA in Philosophy, University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania, 2000
BA in Political Sciences, University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania, 1998

Adjunct Professor, Theology Department, Boston College, 2009-2010
Adjunct Professor, Philosophy Department, Suffolk University, Boston, 2009-2010
Teaching Assistant, Department of Political Sciences, Christian University Dimitrie Cantemir, Bucharest, Romania, 1999-2000

Recent Publications

Das innere Verbum in Gadamers Hermeneutik, Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen, 2009
Paul Ricoeur, Tradurre l'intraducibile. Sulla traduzione, transl. and ed. M. Oliva, Urbaniana University Press, Rome, 2009

Hermeneutics and Thomism, in Internazionales Jahrbuch für Hermeneutik. ed. Günter Figal, Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen, 2010
The Enchantment of Hermeneutics, in Ermeneutica veritativa. Festschrift per Gaspare Mura, Urbaniana University Press, Rome, 2010
Gadamer and Cusanus on Creation, in Philosophy Today, Chicago, May 2011
Phenomenology and Hermeneutics, in Research in Phenomenology, Brill, Boston/Leiden/Tokyo vol.41, 2011

Courses Taught
Contemporary Philosophy, Philosophy of the Human Person, Ethics, Contemporary Moral Issues, Perspectives on Western Culture, Political Doctrines, Introduction to Political Sciences

Research Areas
Contemporary Continental Philosophy
Philosophy of Religion
Thomism and Neothomism

Other Activities
Founder of the UST Philosophy and Movies Club
Advisor Phi Sigma Tau, UST

Curriculum Vitae