Graduate Student News & Blog

Our graduate students are actively engaged both within the academy and beyond. Keep up with news of their activities and achievements, and get to know their perspectives on various philosophical issues in this News & Blog feed. To request a news announcement or submit a blog post proposal, current students and alumni should contact graduate adviser Britta Anson (brittama@uw.edu).

Tim Brown on a panel at Future Con
What do Geordie LaForge’s visor, Luke Skywalker’s prosthetic hand, identification and memory implants in The Expanse, and cybernetically enhanced humans in Robocop and Ghost in the Shell have in common? They are all examples put forth by philosophy graduate student Tim Brown and his co-panelists at Future Con 2017 as popular culture examples of “humans using technology to overcome, adapt, and enhance the body – for ends... Read more
Award Winners: Phoenix Youngman, Paul Tubig, Alex Lenferna, Ben Feintzeig, Julio Covarrubias Cabeza, Michelle Pham, and Jonathan Pry
The Department of Philosophy started a new tradition this year by celebrating our award recipients with an Awards Reception held in our department home Savery Hall. Awards were given to recipients by faculty members who shared personal experiences they have had with the award recipients in the classroom and during office hours to the delight of family and friends. Thank you to our many alumni and friends who make it possible for us to support our undergraduate and graduate students, and faculty... Read more
Tim Brown and Sara Goering
Written by Aleenah Ansari and originally published on the Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering website.  The BioRobotics Lab at the University of Washington (UW) strives to improve people’s lives through neural engineering research and the development of technology for minimally invasive robot-assisted surgery... Read more
Philosophy Graduation 2017
On June 9, we celebrated the graduates of the class of 2017, who together earned seventy-four bachelor’s, four master’s and three doctoral degrees in philosophy, at the UW Center for Urban Horticulture. Professor Michael Rosenthal toasted the graduates and wished them well in their new ventures, and graduate Wilson Charles gave an encouraging speech to his fellow graduates. Among his remarks Charles reminded his fellow graduates: “As philosophers we have a unique opportunity to make the State... Read more
Blake Hereth - UW philosophy graduate student
Congratulations to Department of Philosophy graduate student Blake Hereth on being elected to the Graduate Student Council (GSC) of the American Philosophical Association (APA). Blake will be one of four members of the GSC and will serve from 2017-2019. The results of the APA elections were announced recently on the APA Blog and in Daily Nous...
Sam Sumpter and Bill Talbott discussing Civil Disobedience.
The Department of Philosophy hosted the fourth discussion in the series #PhilosophyResponds: Conversations After the Election, on Friday, March 10, 2017. The goal of these conversations is to think productively about how the Department of Philosophy community can reach out beyond the classroom by deploying the tools, skills and the content of philosophy to grapple with pressing social issues. The fourth topic, “Civil Disobedience” was led by Professor... Read more
Tim Brown speaking about recognizing and combatting racism and sexism at  #philosophyresponds : Conversations After the Election series.
The Department of Philosophy hosted the third discussion in the series #PhilosophyResponds: Conversations After the Election, on Friday, February 17, 2017. The goal of these conversations is to think productively about how the Department of Philosophy community can reach out beyond the classroom by deploying the tools, skills and the content of philosophy to grapple with pressing social issues. The third topic, “Recognizing and Combatting Racism and Sexism”... Read more
Chair Andrea Woody introduces conversation about Facts and Fake News.
The Department of Philosophy hosted the second discussion in the series #philosophyresponds: Conversations After the Election, on Friday, February 3rd. The goal of these conversations is to think productively about how the Department of Philosophy community can reach out beyond the classroom by deploying the tools, skills, and the content of philosophy to grapple with pressing social issues. The second topic, “Facts and Fake News” was led by Amanda Hornby, Head... Read more
Tim Brown
Congratulations to philosophy graduate student Tim Brown, who has been selected as one of the inaugural National Humanities Without Walls PreDoctoral Fellows. The fellows receive a generous stipend to attend the 2017 Humanities Without Walls PreDoctoral Summer Workshop which will take place in Chicago for three weeks this summer. Humanities Without Walls (HWW) is an initiative by a consortium of humanities centers based in 15 research universities throughout the Midwest, which was launched with... Read more
Elizabeth-Scarbrough-Philosophy PhD 2015
Elizabeth Scarbrough (PhD 2015) has recently joined the faculty at Florida International University as a permanent lecturer. Previously she taught at Portland State University, and while she is sad to leave the Pacific Northwest, she is enjoying the sunshine state. In her final years as a graduate student at the University of Washington, Elizabeth held the Soden-Trueblood Publishing Fellowship at the University of Washington Press, and worked as the director of the Department of Philosophy's... Read more
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