About

Email: nstear@umich.edu

CV: Click here.

I am an instructor at the University of Auburn having recently been a visiting Research Fellow at Uppsala Universitet and the University of Southampton. Prior to this, I was a Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellow directing the Art & Ethics project at Southampton and, earlier still, a postdoctoral fellow at the Instituto de Investigaciones Filosóficas at UNAM. I completed my PhD at the University of Michigan in 2016. From January 2022, I will be a Humboldt fellow at Universität Hamburg, where I will be completing a monograph, Beyond Moralism, under contract with Oxford University Press.

Nils Stear's smiling face.

I was born in West Berlin and grew up both on England’s South Coast and in Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Later, I studied philosophy at the University of Sheffield and returned there to complete an MA following a year teaching English in Valencia, Spain. I am the first in my family to attend university.

I am married to Fown (pronunciation: ‘phone’) with whom I have three kids: Katharina, Kaspar, and Axel. We have two dogs named Beverly and Matilda who are even cuter than they sound.

As for pronouncing my name, it rhymes with ‘pills, tennis, beer’, which sounds like a fun time. I go by ‘Nils’.