My name is Kendall Gilfillan. I'm a Nashville native currently living in Sydney, Australia following the completion of my postgraduate research degree in Ancient Philosophy at King's College London. I have also studied as an undergraduate student at Texas Christian University (TCU) and as a visiting student at St. Catherine's College of Oxford University.
Academically, I am primarily interested in Aristotelian ethics, but on this site you can find my work on pop culture and contemporary religion, feminism and abolition, and the foundation of human rights as well.
Outside of the realm of academia, I am very passionate about a wide array of social justice issues and human rights initiatives but devote the majority of my time to advocating for victims of human trafficking and forced labor. I additionally worked on a USAID grant researching perceptions of sex trafficking in Ukraine and Moldova and was an attendee of the Clinton Global Initiative University in 2014.
To date, I have helped raise more than $30,000 for anti-trafficking NGOs by helping create an annual "Battle of the Bands" benefit concert. I was named Tennessee's Top Youth Volunteer of 2011, and was invited to speak at conferences in California and Washington D.C about my experiences in youth leadership and volunteerism.
For fun, I love nothing more than traveling, meeting new people, making music, and taking photographs.