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Recent Alumni News

Congratulations to all our 2023 graduates! Our alumni speaker was Noah Purcell, Washington State Solicitor General and 2002 UW Philosophy grad, and our undergraduate speaker was Wendi Zhou. Photo credit: Merriam Al-Maiahi
Karen Emmerman discusses the Woodland Park Zoo’s effort to give agency to its animals by working with them to allow hand vaccinations, which eliminates the unnecessary stress of putting animals under anesthesia or restraining them for injections. Determining whether animals can volunteer or give consent for anything, especially in zoos, can be very difficult, says Dr. Karen Emmerman, an independent scholar and part-time faculty member at the University of Washington’s philosophy department. … Read more
Congratulations to Timothy Brown, Assistant Professor in Bioethics & Humanities and philosophy PhD alumnus ’19 on the publication of Black Panther and Philosophy: What Can Wakanda Offer the World?, co-edited with Edwardo… Read more
The legendary “Philosophy: I’m in it for the money” t-shirts and hoodies are back by popular demand. Order yours today! T-shirts come in grey or white with the slogan on the back, or gold and purple without the slogan, and are $20. Hoodies are black with the slogan on the back for $35. Limited sizes of heather grey hoodies without the slogan are available. We also have department hats in grey, white, and black for $15, and mugs for $10. To purchase, please stop by the Philosophy main office in… Read more
Thank you to everyone, especially our alumni panelists, who made our quarterly alumni career panels for 2021 a success. Winter quarter panel: Eugene Beliy ’12, Alessandro Regio ’12, Stephannie Stokes ’11, and Sushen Tu ‘15 Spring quarter panel: Hailey Badger ’15, Jordan Brewer ’15, Reece Johnson ’10, Ellen Parodi ’14, and Kaiwen Sun ‘15 Fall quarter panel: Jonathan Delozano ’11, Cynthia Delostrinos Johnson ’09, Carlos Madrid ’12, and Lisa Matelich ‘11 The panelists shared their wide range of… Read more
Congratulations to PhD alumnus and UW Assistant Professor in Bioethics & Humanities Tim Brown on winning the 2021 David Roscoe Award for an Early-Career Essay on Science, Ethics, and Society from the Hastings Center. His essay “Moral Bioenhancement as Potential Means of Oppression” in the Neuroethics Blog of Emory University argues that moral bioenhancements – e.g., pharmaceutical… Read more
Engaged Philosophy interviewed 2021 UW Ph.D. recipient Paul Tubig about his work in public philosophy including teaching philosophy to incarcerated students and how that has impacted his research and teaching methods. Additionally, he addresses ways philosophy departments can encourage increased public philosophy engagement with their students and faculty. Tubig is currently assistant professor of philosophy at Georgia Southern University. What motivates you to do this work? I am… Read more