Maya Kronfeld

English, French, Hebrew

Research Areas

Philosophy and Literature; Philosophical Aesthetics; English and French romanticism and modernism; Philosophy of Mind (especially David Hume, Immanuel Kant and William James); Jazz and Critical Theory.


Maya Kronfeld is a new Fellow in Humanistic Studies at the Princeton Society of Fellows (2020-2023). She holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of California, Berkeley (2020). Her book project, Spontaneous Form: Four Studies in Consciousness and Philosophical Fiction, integrates literary studies with Kantian approaches to cognition. Her interests include English and French romanticism and modernism, philosophy of mind, and jazz studies. Maya is also a professional pianist and teaches at the Stanford Jazz Workshop. Her article, “The Philosopher’s Bass Drum: Adorno’s Jazz and the Politics of Rhythm” appears in Radical Philosophy.