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Tags: Graduate Student News


Spring 2024 Dept of Philosophy Graduates
Congratulations Spring 2024 Graduates!

Cindy Ren was awarden a PhD, pictured with major professor Richard Winfield & Department Head Aaron Meskin. The Department of Philosophy hosted a reception and awards presentation on Friday, May 10 to recognize Spring 2024 graduates and award recipients. Students and their families gathered for refreshments in Peabody Hall as department head Aaron Meskin and undergraduate coordinator Melissa Fahmy recognized this year's graduates and…

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Spring 2024 Graduate Student News & Accomplishments

Department of Philosophy graduate students Kobina O. Korankye (PhD student) and Guillermo Zapata (MA student) recently participated in the panel discussion, “Environmental Ethics Reframing Conservation: From Leopold to Climate Justice.” Led by UGA Department of Philosophy professor Christine Cuomo, the panel was part of the Integrative Conservation Conference held at the University of Georgia in February 2024.  PhD student…

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Congratulations Fall 2023 Graduates!

The Department of Philosophy held a reception on Friday, December 15, 2023 to celebrate our students participating in Fall 2023 commencement ceremonies. We were excited to welcome their friends and families to Peabody Hall as we congratulated these accomplished young people and wish them well in all their future endeavors!  Graduate student Josué Piñeiro was awarded a PhD, he is pictured third from left with faculty Melissa Fahmy, Sarah…

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Fall 2023 Graduate Student News & Accomplishments

PhD student Mohammad Amin Amouhadi recently received a highly competitive research assistantship from the AI Institute. He was part of the course design team for a graduate course on the application of Machine Learning in Pharmaceutical Sciences. He is also involved with the UGA Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources project PERSEUS (Promoting Economic Resilience and Sustainability of the Eastern US Forests). Amouhadi also recently…

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Philosophy Graduate Students Defend Dissertations, Start Jobs

Three UGA Philosophy graduate students have recently successfully defended their dissertations and secured teaching positions and several other former students continue to move forward in successful academic careers. Josué Piñeiro Is beginning a full-time lecturer position at Kennesaw State University in the wake of his successful defense of Knowing and Being Known: Failures, Injustices, and Reparations (major professor Chris…

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Josué Piñeiro Accepts Position at Kennesaw State University

Department of Philosophy PhD candidate Josué Piñeiro has accepted a position as a full time lecturer at Kennesaw State University starting in Fall 2023. His dissertation focuses on epistemic injustice and epistemic resistance with the incorporation of elements of the ethical and the political, his research interests drawing from the philosophy of race, decolonial theory, and feminist philosophy.  Piñeiro's interest in philosophy…

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Spring 2023 Graduate Student News & Accomplishments

Dr. Michael Lindquist successfully defended his PhD dissertation, An Exploration of Environmental Values in Outer Space in July 2022, and is now employed as a tenure-track Assistant Professor at Northland College in Ashland, Wisconsin. His major professor was Dr Piers Stephens. Dr. Claire Worthington Mills successfully defended her PhD dissertation, Locating Livestock in Rawls’ Basic Structure: A Novel Approach to Distributive Justice for Farmed…

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Teen Philosophy at the Athens Library

Once again, Department of Philosophy students are participating in a philosophy for teens program at the Athens-Clarke County Library. Led by graduate student Marissa Willis, PHIL3900S is in conjunction with the UGA Office of Service Learning. In the "Let's Talk About That" after-school program, undergraduate students lead discussions with middle and high school teens on a broad variety of philosophical topics. "So far we've had some really fun…

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Philosophy for Children Class Enrolling for Fall 2022

The Department of Philosophy & the UGA Office of Service Learning are pleased to enroll PHIL 3900S “Philosophy for Children” for Fall 2022. In partnership with the Athens Regional Library System’s teen afterschool program, “Let’s Talk About That: Philosophy for Teens," UGA philosophy students work with local middle and high school students at the Athens-Clarke County Library engaging in critical thinking and discussion of a wide variety of…

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Graduate Student Defenses & Awards Announced

Alex Asay Sam Bennett The Department of Philosophy announces graduate student award winners. Alex Asay and Sam Bennett both received the Center for Teaching and Learning's Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, recognizing students who have demonstrated superior instructional skills in the classroom or lab. Michael Starling Gehad Abdelal and Michael Starling are recipients of the 2022-23 Joseph Bertram Gittler Fellowship awarded…

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