Cynthia R. Nielsen has taught philosophy, ethics, and religion at the college and university level since 2005. Prior to her appointment at UD, she was a Catherine of Sienna Teaching Fellow at Villanova University, where she taught courses in the Ethics Program, Honors College, and the Peace and Justice Program. Nielsen's research interests and publications are interdisciplinary and have an interstitial quality about them. For example, she has published articles on a wide range of topics and thinkers, including: Augustine, Gadamer, Foucault, Frederick Douglass, mass incarceration, Afro-modernism, jazz, and Catholic Social Teaching. Her current research focuses on bringing Gadamer's reflections on art and the other into conversation with the insights and practices of 20th century music.