2021 Master's Cohort
The following students entered the master's in philosophy program in fall 2021:
Sebastian Brumfield Mejía recently graduated summa cum laude from Louisiana State University with a BA in Philosophy, Political Science, and Sociology. His research interests are in Critical Theory and political philosophy, particularly Nietzsche and the Marxist and Black radical traditions. He shares Marx’s view that “Philosophers have hitherto only interpreted the world in various ways; the point is to change it” and plans to spend his free time getting involved in local organizations addressing social and economic inequalities. Post-pandemic, he’s also looking forward to attending concerts and basketball games in Boston.
Beth is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin with a BA in philosophy and a minor in sociology. Beth enjoys asking questions within feminist theory, epistemology, personal identity, and more. She also works at a law firm where she gets the opportunity to interpret case law for the firm's primarily pro bono client base. Aside from philosophy and legal justice, Beth's interests include running, analog waterfowl photography, her 2 cats, and playing bass in the department's band, "Qualia?"
I earned my BA in philosophy with honors at NYU. My academic interests lie in social and political philosophy (I wrote my senior thesis on Confucian Perfectionism), normative ethics, and aesthetics. Beyond philosophy, I am a potter.