Luis Cantu

I am a Senior at the University of Pittsburgh studying Philosophy and Political Science. I was born in Detroit Michigan and lived in the area until 2008 when the recession motivated my family to relocate to the Chicago area. Prior to Pitt, I attended Central Michigan University where I was a Resident Assistant on campus for 2 years, a member of the University Honors Program and a Ronald E. McNair Scholar. 

During my Sophomore year I was invited to attend the Global Citizenship Alliance Fellowship Seminar in Salzburg, Austria. The Seminar encouraged me to promote critical engagement with the effects of rapid globalization as they relate to the aims and purpose of university education. As part of an internship with the Michigan Department of Corrections my Junior year, I designed and facilitated an 8-week introductory course on ethical theory to 12 lifers at the Saginaw Correctional Facility. The project aimed to expose inmates that serve mentor and leadership roles within prison to material that encourages the critical evaluation of moral decision making through philosophical text and in person dialogue. 

My primary academic interests include Epistemology, (specifically questions about the nature of justification and rational belief) Aesthetics, and Political Theory but I am also interested in Legal Theory and Constitutional Law. To relax I enjoy talking with friends, playing chess, watching films, producing electronic music, and going for walks.