After completing a BA (hons.) in philosophy, political science and French, Kyla Bruff completed her MA through the prestigious Erasmus Mundus Europhilosophie program, fully funded for two years by the European Commission. Through this program, she studied at Université Toulouse II, Bergische Universität Wuppertal, and Universität Bonn, the latter at which she wrote her thesis on Herder’s Spinozism in Schelling’s early thought under the supervision of Prof. Michael Forster. Over the past three years, she has presented at more than 15 international conferences and workshops in French and English.
Kyla’s areas of concentration are German Idealism (notably Schelling), the Frankfurt School (particularly Horkheimer), and metaphysics. Her current doctoral research focuses on Schelling’s early metaphysics and late political eschatology, and its resonances with Horkheimer's critique of reason and late messianic turn. Kyla’s PhD is funded by a SSHRC CGS doctoral award ($105,000), along with Memorial University’s Dean’s Award for Excellence. She is also passionate about languages, and currently speaks and works in French and German, and is learning Latin and Czech.