Elvira Basevich is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. Her first monograph, W.E.B. Du Bois: The Lost and the Found, is forthcoming with Polity. Her next book project, On Second Slavery: Du Bois’s Theory of Economic Justice, offers a philosophical reconstruction and defense of Du Bois’s critique of racial capitalism in the Americas. In her first, recently completed, poetry book, How to Love the World, Basevich writes in the tradition of epic poetry, mapping her mother's journey to NYC as an asylum seeker from the former Soviet Union; her mother gives birth to her along the way. The book is also a love letter to Brighton Beach, the neighborhood in Brooklyn, NY where she grew up.