The Department of Philosophy’s Friday Colloquia Series is an annual lecture series that invites stellar philosophers and academics from across the country to share their work and engage in discussion with the BU community.

Lectures take place from 4:00 – 5:30 PM.

For more information, please email Professor Victor Kumar at


Spring 2024

April 19 – Kieran Setiya (MIT), STH B19

March 22 – Kate Moran (Brandeis), STH B19


Fall 2023

December 1 – Myisha Cherry (UC Riverside), STH B19

November 3 – Kris Sealey (Penn State), STH B19 : Abstract


Spring 2023

April 7 – Alison McIntyre (Wellesley), STH B19


Fall 2022

September 30 – Umrao Sethi (Brandeis), “Sensibilia: An Account of Sensory Perception”

October 14 – Chris Lebron (Johns Hopkins), “The Elements of Racial Tragedy”

November 4 – Vida Yao (Rice), “Who I Am With You”


Spring 2022

April 29 – Christine Thomas (Dartmouth), STH B19

May 6 – Vida Yao (Rice), STH B19 [RESCHEDULED FOR 2022-2023 AY]


Fall 2021

September 24 – Susanne Sreedhar (BU), Zoom

October 22 – Kris McDaniel (Notre Dame), Zoom

November 12 – Carlos Sanchez (San Jose State University), Zoom