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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Professor Juliet Floyd Presides Over “A Matrix of Challenges”

Last week, Professor Juliet Floyd presided over the Emerging Media Studies Conference, “A Matrix of Challenges,” available for viewing both in-person and remotely. The conference covered “emerging social media trends in security, civic action, and monitoring at personal, community, and societal levels,” and invited scholars in Philosophy, Emerging Media, English, and many other disciplines on […]

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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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Philosophy Grad Students Selected for Research Assistance at BU Center for Antiracist Research

The Department is proud to celebrate two of our Ph.D. candidates, Leticia Castillo Brache and Casey Grippo, who have been selected to serve as Research Assistants for the BU Center for Anti-Racist Research. Since January 2022, Leticia and Casey have worked with Professor Jasmine Gonzales Rose, a professor at the School of Law. Professor Gonzales […]

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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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Department Celebrates Promotion of Four Professors to Full Professor Status

The Department is celebrating the recent promotions of Drs. Aaron Garrett, Walter Hopp, Allen Speight, and Susanne Sreedhar to the status of Full Professor here at Boston University. This recognition of their hard work in the field as philosophers, in the classroom as teachers, and in the community as outstanding members of our department is […]

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New CAS Dean Announced

Congratulations to Ann Cudd (Professor of Philosophy and Vice Provost, University of Kansas), who has been named Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at BU:

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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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