Faculty News

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 […]

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 […]

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., […]

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 […]

Professor Rachell Powell Appointed Director of the BU Center for Philosophy and History of Science

The Department would like to wish warm congratulations to Professor Rachell Powell, who has been appointed as the next Director of the BU Center for Philosophy and the History of Science, effective July 2023. Professor Powell works broadly at the intersection of evolutionary science and ethics. With advanced degrees in Philosophy (PhD), Law (JD), and […]