Professor Darien Pollock Receives Pskowski Humanities Research Award

In acknowledgment of his academic contributions, Professor Darien Pollock has been awarded a 2024 Pskowski Humanities Junior Faculty Research Fund Award. This $2,500 grant supports Professor Pollock’s proposed project, emphasizing his continued pursuit of knowledge and scholarly excellence within the Humanities. The Department celebrates this achievement and looks forward to the innovative research and insights […]

Graduate Student Lewis Wang Publishes in Esteemed Kant Yearbook

Lewis Wang, a dedicated graduate student at Boston University’s Department of Philosophy, has made a significant academic contribution with his latest publication in the renowned Kant Yearbook. His paper, titled “Kant on Propositional Content and Knowledge,” appears in the 2023 edition of the journal. In this insightful work, Wang explores Immanuel Kant’s perspectives on propositional […]

Philosophy Grad Students Win Prestigious Inclusion Catalyst Grant

Graduate Students in the Boston University Philosophy Department has recently been awarded the coveted BU Inclusion & Diversity Inclusion Catalyst Grant, securing $2000 in funding for an upcoming conference. This significant achievement is particularly noteworthy given the competitive nature of the grant which spans the entire university. Under the theme “Researching Values and Valuing Research: […]

Professor Sally Sedgwick Awarded Prestigious Fellowship at Wissenschaftskolleg, Berlin

The Boston University Philosophy Department is delighted to announce a significant milestone in the career of one of our esteemed faculty members, Professor Sally Sedgwick. Professor Sedgwick has been honored with a prestigious Fellowship from the Wissenschaftskolleg (Institute for Advanced Study) in Berlin, Germany. The Wissenschaftskolleg is renowned for its interdisciplinary approach, bringing together leading scholars […]

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, […]

Professor Juliet Floyd Appointed Borden Parker Bowne Professor of Philosophy

The Department warmly congratulates Professor Juliet Floyd on being appointed as the new Borden Parker Bowne Professor of Philosophy. Some words from Dean Scarloff on this occasion: “ Professor Juliet Floyd is an international authority on the thought of Wittgenstein, and the philosophy of logic, language, and mathematics and science. Her research focuses on the […]