Department News

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 […]

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: […]

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 […]

Professor Juliet Floyd Featured in BU Today AI Article

The Department would like to congratulate Professor Juliet Floyd on being featured in an article in BU Today on AI.  In the article Professor Floyd states: ” In Europe there has been legislation to protect privacy and legislation against Facebook. There are many large, international university research grants dealing with AI, sustainability, and smart cities—e.g., […]

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, […]