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2015 News


Congratulations to NU Philosophy Postdoc Matthew Kopec, on accepting a position at the Center for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics in Canberra, Australia.

December 17, 2015

Congratulations to Dr. Seth Mayer on successfully defending his PhD!

December 14, 2015


We note with pride and sadness the posthumous publication by NU PhD Jonathan Trejo-Mathys of an edited volume:

November 25, 2015

Barbara Buckinx, Jonathan Trejo-Mathys, Timothy Waligore, eds., Domination and Global Political Justice: Conceptual, Historical, and Institutional Perspectives (Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy, 2015).

Congratulations to recent Philosophy PhD Emilie Prattico on her new position at a research organization The Business for Social Responsibility.

November 19, 2015


Congratulations to Professor Baron Reed for being named to ASG's Faculty Honor Roll for AY 2015-16

October 16, 2015


NU Philosophy PhD Professor Chike Jeffers nominated to the Royal Society of Canada's College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists

September 29, 2015

Congratulations to NU philosophy undergraduate Jake Romm

September 28, 2015

Romm's thesis "Kafka and the Incomprehensible: A Paradox of Interpretation and its Resolution" was accepted to the 2015-16 "Best Senior Theses" issue of the Northwestern Undergraduate Research Journal.


Congratulations to Professor Cristina Lafont who (with other NU faculty) has just received a 3-year "Big Ideas" grant from the Buffett Institute for an initiative in the Global Capitalism and Law research group.

August 26, 2015

Congratulations to NU philosophy graduate student Morganna Lambeth on her forthcoming paper "An Objection to Kant's Second Analogy," in Kant Yearbook 7.1 (August 2015).

August 20, 2015

Congratulations to NU Philosophy grad student Nick Leonard, on his forthcoming paper (with Lance Rips) "Identifying and Counting Objects: The Role of Sortal Concepts," to appear at Cognition.

August 4, 2015


Congratulations to Northwestern Philosophy faculty member Kyla Ebels Duggan for being selected as one of the Center for Ethics and Education at UW-Madison Inaugural Fellows.

July 9, 2015


Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Funds Joint Project Between UC Berkeley and Northwestern University to establish the International Consortium for Critical Theory Programs.

June 15, 2015

Congratulations to Professor Penny Deutscher who is the  co-investigator on this joint project, initiated by Judith Butler (U.C. Berkeley).

Congratulations to Professor Kyla Ebels-Duggan on a (Templeton-sponsored) Philosophy of Transformative Experience Fellowship for AY 2015-16, to support work on a project entitled "Reasonable Commitments and Transformative Experiences of Valueā€¯.

June 15, 2015


Congratulations to Northwestern Philosophy graduate student David Johnson, for having won the inaugural the American Society for Aesthetics Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship for 2015-16.

April 22, 2015

Congratulations to philosophy majors Steven Bennett, Betty Wang, and Kenni Zellner for being selected as affiliates at the Kaplan Humanities Institute.

April 14, 2015


Congratulations to Dr. Daniel Tovar for successfully defending his PhD!

March 3, 2015

Congratulations to Dr. Rebecca Mason on successfully defending her PhD!

March 3, 2015


Congratulations to Kathryn Pogin for being named a recipient of an APA prize for best opinion article written by a philosopher for her piece in the Huffington Post.

February 12, 2015


Congratulations to NU Philosophy grad student Rebecca Mason on her tenure-track job at the University of San Francisco.

January 5, 2015