Mr. Victor PADILLA CASTELLANOS
Victor graduated from Yale in 2020 with a B.A. in History, where he became invested in the study of technics as "the pursuit of life by means other than life," the deconstruction of philosophy, and the history of human technological evolution. His senior essay, "Remembering for the Petitioner: Memory and Law in the Chinese Habeas Corpus Mill", worked to highlight the techno-logical condition of America's late 19th-century legal system, showcasing how technics arrange the logic and possibility of memory and legal evidence in court. Analyzing the case of Fong Chu, his essay argued that the hierarchical constraint on the use of legal technologies of memory played a key role in the surprising success Chinese litigants had contesting the Chinese Exclusion Act. In Hong Kong, Victor hopes to continue thinking about the effects of globalized technology in our society. He's excited to learn with and from his students and looks forward to reading about the East’s various histories and philosophies of technics.
In his free time, Victor follows Formula 1 racing and eats strawberries.