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Blake Hereth
Blake Hereth (PhD 2019) has joined the University of Arkansas as a Visiting Assistant Professor, shortly after defending zir dissertation The Resurrection of Radical Pacifism: A Defense in August 2019. At the University of Arkansas, Blake is teaching Honors Introduction to Philosophy, a graduate seminar on the ethics of self-defense, and will teaching Philosophy of Race & Gender later in the academic year. Meanwhile ze will be hard at work on a monograph, A Pacifism Worth... Read more
Neuroethics group sitting around table at Agua Verde restaurant
Every year the Center for Neurotechnology ethics group hosts undergraduate research assistants in the neuroethics “lab.” At the end of the 10 week summer program, students give short presentations and share posters of their research projects. The 2019 summer research assistants were Kowe Kadoma (Florida A&M University) and Tatianah Summers (Seattle University). Each were mentored by graduate students in the Department of Philosophy who are regular members of the Neuroethics group. On August... Read more
Celebrate the accomplishments of the 2019 Summer Institute in the Arts and Humanities undergraduate researchers, attend Bulrusher - directed by Valerie Curtis-Newton, and more! Featured on UW News 
Blake Hereth
Congratulations to Blake Hereth, on being awarded the American Philosophical Association's 2019 Frank Chapman Sharp Memorial Prize for zir paper "Animal Rights Pacifism." Read the APA's Press Release for more information about Blake's paper and the prize. Well done, Blake!
Hannah Martens
Hannah Martens is among four undergraduates to earn the prestigious Dean’s Medal from the University of Washington College of Arts and Sciences. Hannah, who received her bachelor’s degree this spring, double-majoring in philosophy and in law, societies, and justice, with minors in bioethics, disability studies, and ethics, was named the Dean’s Medalist in the Social Sciences division for her academic excellence and leadership. From her first quarter at the University of Washington, Hannah has... Read more
UW Philosophy alum Alex Lenferna (PhD 2019) recently published an opinion piece arguing that "vast subsidies keeping the fossil fuel industry afloat should be put to better use." This topic is also the subject of a forthcoming book chapter by Lenferna.... Read more
Dean Robert Stacey with 2019 Dean's Medalists and Graduate Medalists
It’s rare for professors to use superlatives to describe their students. But in their nomination letters for the College of Arts & Sciences’ 2019 Dean’s Medalists and Graduate Medalists, adjectives like “remarkable” and “inspirational” are peppered throughout. Reading about the students’ accomplishments, it’s easy to understand why. Each year, the College honors an undergraduate and graduate student from each of its four divisions as medalists, selected on the basis of academic performance... Read more
Angelia Miranda
Angelia Miranda, a double major in philosophy and international studies, will embark on the adventure of a lifetime next year as a 2019 Bonderman Fellow. Each year, a small group of University of Washington students are awarded with Bonderman Travel Fellowships, which fund independent travel in order to “inspire individual transformation by expanding the fellow’s understanding of themselves and the complex, diverse and interconnected... Read more
Open book in foreground with beach in background
From race relations in the United States to Great Danes in small apartments, this year's summer book recommendations by the Philosophy faculty once again cover a wide array of subjects. Check out the books that our faculty members have read recently or are planning to read this summer. We hope you find something exciting to add to your reading list! Sara Goering The Collected Schizophrenias by Esmé Weijun Wang... Read more
Melanie Tate
Congratulations to Melanie Tate on being awarded the prestigious Graduate School Presidential Dissertation Fellowship for 2019-2020. The fellowship assists PhD Candidates in the final stages of writing and completing their dissertations by providing a full quarter of fellowship funding with tuition and benefits. Melanie's dissertation, ... Read more