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Two New Faculty to Join Philosophy Department

March 13, 2019

Two new hires will join the faculty ranks over the next two years, bringing new energy and fresh ideas to the growing department.

Umrao Sethi, assistant professor of philosophy at Lehman College, will join the Brandeis community this fall, and Peter Epstein, a junior research fellow in philosophy at Pembroke College at the University of Cambridge, will come aboard in fall 2020.

Sethi is a summa cum laude graduate of Columbia University and earned her master’s degree and PhD from the University of California, Berkeley. Her fields of interest are philosophy of mind, metaphysics and early modern philosophy.

Epstein is a summa cum laude graduate of Harvard University and, like Sethi, earned his PhD in philosophy at UC Berkeley. His main research interests are in philosophy of mind, epistemology and philosophy of science.

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