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.

Fall 2023

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. GriceGeorg 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."

Spring 2024

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.

A Talk by Maya Eddon, UMass Amherst

February 23, 2024

Maya 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. 


Spring Mini-Conference

March 16, 2024

More 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."