Colloquium Series: 2023-2024
Talks will be in the Danielsen Room, Rabb 338, unless otherwise noted. Events are updated throughout the semester. Please check back often.
December 1, 2023
Sam Berstler is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at MIT. She writes,
"I think about the structure of everyday interactions. I have a particular interest in 'pretensey' conversations–those involving subterfuge (successful and unsuccessful), polite fictions, and blatant bullshitting. I like H.P. Grice, Georg Simmel, and Erving Goffman.
I am currently the co-director of the PPE Society’s Working Group on the Ethical Limits of Academic Inquiry."
December 8, 2023
Dana Francisco Miranda is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at UMass Boston. He writes,
"Originally from Brockton, Massachusetts I am the proud son of Cabo Verdean immigrants. My work is in political philosophy, Africana philosophy, and psychosocial studies. I recently graduated with a doctorate of philosophy from the University of Connecticut-Storrs investigating the philosophical significance of suicide, depression and well-being for members of the African Diaspora. I also proudly serve as Secretary for Digital Outreach & Chair of Architectonics for the Caribbean Philosophical Association, Faculty Fellow for the Applied Ethics Center (University of Massachusetts Boston), and Co-Director for PIKSI-Boston."
January 26, 2024
Jens Timmermann is Professor of Moral Philosophy at St. Andrews' School of Philosophical, Anthropological, and Film Studies. His research is focused on Ethical theory, Ancient Philosophy, Aesthetics; and the philosophy of Immanuel Kant. He was recently elected to the Academia Europaea, this past May 2023.
February 23, 2024Maya Eddon is Associate Professor of Philosophy at UMass Amherst. Her main area of interest is analytic metaphysics. She is particularly interested in issues of quantity, naturalness, properties, laws of nature, and mereology.
March 8, 2024
Gabriel Greenberg is Associate Professor of Philosophy at UCLA. He studies iconic representation, modality, and computational theories of mind.
March 16, 2024More Details to Come!
April 19, 2024
Sukaina Hirji is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania. She writes,
"I work in ethics and ancient philosophy. My work seeks to illuminate the often subtle ways in which material conditions and oppressive structures can limit our ability to fully be what we are, to fully express the parts of ourselves central to our identity."