Mark Fagiano successfully defended his dissertation, "The Meanings and Values of Race: Pluralism and Social Melioration," on October 31. His dissertation committee consisted of John Stuhr (director), Noelle McAfee, Cindy Willett, Melvin Rogers, and Paul Taylor (Penn State University). Congratulations on completing all the requirements for the Ph.D., Dr. Fagiano!
Jacob Rump successfully defended his dissertation, "The Phenomenological Dimension of the Theory of Meaning: a Critical Inquiry through Husserl and Wittgenstein," on October 17. His dissertation committee consisted of David Carr (director), Professors Thomas Flynn and Mark Risjord. The Readers were Professors Rudolf Makkreel and Søren Overgaard (Center for Subjectivity Research, University of Copenhagen). Congratulations on completing all the requirements for the Ph.D., Dr. Rump!
Eric Wilson, 2007 Ph.D., recipient of the 2012 Wilfrid Sellars Essay Prize, for his submission "Kant on Autonomy and the Value of Persons." The Sellars Prize is given annually to the non-tenured scholar who writes the best essay that demonstrates the continued relevance of Kant’s philosophy.
William E. Eye, recipient of the 2012 Paul Kuntz Prize, for the most outstanding graduating senior in Philosophy.
Hannah H. Kim, recipient of the 2012 Charles Hartshorne Essay Prize, for her submission, “Redemptive Existentialism and Berkeleian Metaphysics: a Synthesis in Beckett’s Plays.” The decision was made by the Undergraduate Committee, and the essay competition was a tough call, as there were a number of really impressive submissions this year.
Professor Ann Hartle was awarded an “Enduring Questions” grant by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)…Find out more
Smaranda Aldea, a doctoral candidate and recipient of the Andrew Mellon Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at Dartmouth College for 2012-2014…Find out more
William E. Eye, a College senior majoring in music and philosophy, and recipient of the Robert T. Jones, Jr. Scholarship, which grants recipients a fully-funded year of study at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland…Find out more
Andrew J. Mitchell, for his book Heidegger Among the Sculptors: Body, Space, and the Art of Dwelling, winner of the Symposium: Canadian Journal of Continental Philosophy Book Prize Competition as best book of 2011. Professor Mitchell’s book was also the subject of an author-meets-critics panel at the 2011 session of SPEP.
Michal Gleitman, a doctoral candidate and recipient of the Dean's Teaching Fellowship for 2011-2012.
Andreea Smaranda Aldea, a doctoral candidate and recipient of the Mellon Graduate Teaching Fellowship at Dillard University for 2011-2012…Find out more
Christopher Kluz, a doctoral candidate and recipient of the Mellon Graduate Teaching Fellowship at Dillard University for 2011-2012…Find out more
Jared Millson, a doctoral candidate and recipient of the Mellon Graduate Teaching Fellowship at Agnes Scott College for 2011-2012…Find out more
Gina Helfrich, 2009 Ph.D., was recently promoted to Director of the Harvard College Women's Center.
Colin McQuillan, 2010 Ph.D., has accepted a teaching position at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville beginning Fall 2011.
Ahmed Abdel Meguid, 2011 Ph.D., has accepted a teaching position at Syracuse University beginning Fall 2011.
Professor John Stuhr and Mark Fagiano (ABD) have been selected to participate in Emory's 2011 Gustafson Seminar on "The 'Realities' of Race." This annual interdisciplinary opportunity for Emory faculty and graduate students, sponsored by the Office of the Provost, will involve shared readings, regular meetings, and external speakers to explore what is both “real” and “unreal” about race, and why it is important to direct renewed attention to the subject of race at a time when it often is alleged that race no longer matters or that the USA has entered a "post-racial" period.