Alumni News

BU Philosophy Alumna Carolyn Jennings Promoted to UC Merced Philosophy Chair

The Department would like to congratulate alumna Carolyn Jennings on being promoted to Professor of Philosophy and Chair of the UC Merced Philosophy Department. Carolyn received her doctorate in philosophy from Boston University in 2012. The following bio is from her website: I am Professor and Chair of Philosophy at University of California, Merced. I […]

2023 Ph.D. Job Placement Success

The Department congratulates our recent and current PhD students on their extraordinary success on the difficult academic job market this year. The following students and recent PhDs are starting new positions in 2023:   Zara Amdur: Assistant Professor of the Practice, Texas Tech University Federica Bocchi: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Copenhagen Cansu Hepcaglayan: Assistant Professor, […]

Rheanne E. Wirkkala (CAS ’08) 2023 Philosophy Convocation Speaker

The Department would like to formally announce the speaker for this year’s Convocation ceremony: BU Philosophy Alumna Rheanne Wirkkala (CAS ’08) serves as Assistant Secretary of Defense for Legislative Affairs to Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin. Wirkkala joined the Department of Defense in February 2021 as the Special Assistant for Strategy to Secretary Austin. Wirkkala […]

Graduate Student Andrew Butler to Present at 2023 Eastern APA

The Department wants to wish the newly graduated Andrew Butler a warm congratulations on his acceptance into the 2023 American Philosophical Association’s Eastern Division Meeting. Andrew will present his paper, “Essence and Hyperintensional Knowledge in Husserl’s Method of Free Variation,” at the meeting to be held next January in Montreal. Congratulations, Andrew!