Student News

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: […]

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 […]

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, […]

UPA Spring 2023 Retrospective

Please join the Department in celebrating the many successes of the Undergraduate Philosophy Association (UPA) over the past two years, summarized below in this communiqué from UPA leadership: “ The UPA was re-established in Summer 2021. Though it had lay dormant for some time, this iteration of the UPA was founded by President Allie Mascarello […]

Department of Philosophy Announces 2023 Undergraduate Student Awards

The Department is thrilled to celebrate the recent awards granted to some of our outstanding undergraduate Philosophy students! Awards won include: Department of Philosophy Undergraduate Student Awards The College Prize for Excellence in Philosophy is awarded to a graduating undergraduate senior, selected for their extraordinary efforts in the field of philosophy and nominated by the […]

UPA Wins Giving Day Donation Challenge, Raises $5k+ for Student Activities

The Department would like to extend hearty congratulations to the Undergraduate Philosophy Association (UPA) for their spirited fundraising efforts this 2023 Giving Day, which found them lauded across campus and $5,000+ dollars richer. The UPA ended up topping the ‘Student Clubs & Organizations’ category, which netted them a bonus $1,000 on top of their already […]

Four Philosophy Students Receive 2023 BUCH Student Awards

Graduate student Federica Bocchi and Micah Trautmann and Undergraduates Aliya Mulla and Nathaniel Ceus have been selected by the BU Center for the Humanities as recipients of the 2023 Graduate and Undergraduate Student Awards, respectively. These Awards are incredibly competitive and awarded to students doing excellent work in the humanities. Congratulations Federica, Micah, Aliya, and […]

Graduate Student Leticia Castillo Brache Awarded 2023 Abner Shimony Prize

The Department is thrilled to congratulate graduate student Leticia Castillo Brache for winning the Abner Shimony Prize this year. The Abner Shimony Prize is a permanently endowed fund named for Professor Emeritus Abner Shimony that provides annual awards to one or more undergraduate or graduate students of the College of Arts & Sciences. The student […]