Department Welcomes Visiting Scholars Giulia Battistoni and Lei-lei Qi

The Department is pleased to welcome two new visiting scholars into our midsts: Giulia Battistoni (University of Verona) and Lei-lei Qi (South China University of Technology).               Giulia Battistoni is currently a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Post-Doctoral Global Fellow and Teaching Assistant at the University of Verona. Her main research interests […]

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Grad Student Marie Le Blevennec has Article Published in European Journal of Philosophy

The Department wants to wish a big congratulations to Marie Kerguelen Le Blevennec on her recent achievement: an article she wrote was published in the European Journal of Philosophy! Marie’s article, “The Genealogy as a Contribution to a Natural History of Morals”, was published digitally on May 19th. Her abstract states: “Nietzsche’s readers are often […]

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Aja Watkins Wins BUCH Graduate Student Award

Fourth-year graduate student Aja Watkins has been selected by the BU Center for the Humanities to receive a Graduate Student Award this year! The Graduate Student Awards are incredibly competitive and awarded to students doing excellent work in the humanities. Aja’s research focuses on philosophy of science, especially a combination of philosophy of the historical sciences, philosophy of climate […]

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Professor Victor Kumar co-authors Boston Globe Article

Professor Victor Kumar, along with his co-author Richmond Campbell, had an article published in the Boston Globe entitled, “Humans aren’t born selfish — just the opposite — and that’s reason for hope.” The article, appearing in the Perspectives section of the Globe’s Magazine, explores how the deep-rooted morality of humans will be a key tool […]

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Graduate Student Zara Amdur awarded BUCH Graduate Dissertation Fellowship

The department wishes warm congratulations to Zara Amdur, who has been selected by the BU Center for the Humanities Executive Committee to receive a Graduate Dissertation Fellowship for the 2022-2023 academic year! The Graduate Dissertation Fellowship will fund a semester of Zara’s dissertation research and the opportunity to meet with other Fellows in the BUCH’s […]

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Department of Philosophy Welcomes Darien Pollock as Assistant Professor of Philosophy

The Department is pleased to announce that Darien Pollock will join us as Assistant Professor of Philosophy beginning Summer 2022. Darien wrote his thesis, “Cultural Hegemony, Political Movements, and the Problem of Publicity” while completing his doctorate at Harvard University. Darien will be offering courses in Ethics, Philosophy of Law, Political Theory, and the Philosophy […]

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New Faculty Member Arriving Fall 2015

Marc Gasser (AB, University of Chicago, 2008; PhD, Harvard, 2015) will be joining the Department as Assistant Professor of Philosophy this fall. Professor Gasser’s research interests focus particularly on Aristotle’s account of the relation between perception and our theories of knowledge.

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