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James Kinkaid (BU Ph.D. ‘19) Wins 2023 Routledge, Taylor & Francis Prize

The Philosophy Department is proud to announce that one of its recent Ph.D. alumni, James Kinkaid, has been awarded the esteemed 2023 Routledge, Taylor & Francis Prize. This prestigious award, established in 2013, honors the exceptional scholarly contributions of adjunct professors in philosophy. Kinkaid’s article, “Phenomenology, anti-realism, and the knowability paradox,” published in the European […]

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 […]

11 Undergraduates Receive 2023 Karbank Fellowship

2023 Karbank Fellows Kiana Aftahi (’24) interned at Concord Prison Outreach and consulted with experts at the organization to develop an Introduction to Philosophy prison education program. Alara Balcisoy (’25) attended the 5th Crete Summer School of Linguistics and took classes in neurolinguistics, experimental psycholinguistics, developmental negation, and advanced semantics, which provided valuable knowledge in linguistics […]

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 […]