I’m Emily S. Lee, associate professor of philosophy in California State University, Fullerton. Here I am in Rio, Brazil. I travel so that I feel disoriented and don’t take the overdevelopment of the United States as the norm, but I wonder if I’m just partaking in the privilege of voyeuristic practices. I specialize in feminist philosophy, philosophy of race, and phenomenology. When I am not absorbed with questions about the relation between the social political material horizon and one’s sense of self, I make pots.
I’m Wendy Salkin. I am a Ph.D. student in philosophy at Harvard and a law student at Stanford. I mostly work in social and political philosophy (particularly on philosophical theories of race and gender) and philosophy of law (particularly on philosophical theories of criminal law). I’m daily growing more interested in neuroethics and mental health law.
Nowadays, I spend my free time practicing yoga, running, cycling, traveling, cooking, singing, watching films, and teaching at San Quentin State Prison with the Prison University Project. I do New York Times crossword puzzles, but not nearly as well as my father. It’s unclear which one of us is the better Scrabble player. I remain an amateur ukulele player.
My name is Scott Davison. I like to make things and fix things, especially things in houses, and I run a lot. I live in a tiny town in a national forest with four people who are dear to me and this rabbit. I think that everything that exists deserves respect in some way, and I defend this conclusion in my recent book, On the Intrinsic Value of Everything.
I’m Susanne Bobzien. I used to be professor of philosophy at Yale and have just been appointed to a Senior Research Fellowship at All Souls College, Oxford – my dream job come true. In my research I focus on vagueness, ancient logic and determinism and freedom. I love being a philosopher, because it suits my contrasting desires of spending time by myself, dissecting intricate problems, and spending time with others, debating and sharing ideas. When I don’t do philosophy, I play the piano, absorb the colour, texture, furriness, sound and scent of nature and art, and get involved in the odd social and political causes. The photo was taken by Nathan in May 2012 in Zaragoza, on the way to a workshop on vagueness in Pamplona.
I’m Margaret Moore. I’m currently a post-doc at the University of Leeds, as part of the AHRC project Method in Philosophical Aesthetics: The Challenge from the Sciences. I work on the philosophy of music, aesthetics, and the philosophy of mind (primarily on imagination), but also have interests in mathematics and logic. This picture was taken in my sister’s high school classroom. She’s a Spanish teacher, and she makes her students wear this hat on their birthday. That’s my nephew, Tony. Fiesta!
My name is Justin Sytsma and I’m an assistant professor at East Tennessee State University. I primarily work on issues in philosophy of mind and psychology, often employing experimental methods. Much of my free time is spent getting worked by the land. But — as another Californian adopting Appalachian ways says — it ain’t my fault that the fields are muddy, and the red clay stains my feet.
friendship was further cemented when we both decided to major in
struggled through Introductory German together. We’ve remained dear,
close friends ever since, as this photo attests! :)
My name is Vanessa Wills and I am the philosopher on the left. As of
August 2012, I will be Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Saint
Joseph’s University, which is in my hometown of Philadelphia, PA. My
research interests are in moral, social, and political philosophy, and
19th century philosophy (especially Karl Marx). When I am not writing,
reading, or teaching philosophy, I like to sing, practice yoga,
think about film (and watch it, of course), and search for secondhand treasures.
I am Jennifer Morton (the philosopher on the right), and I am an
Assistant Professor at City College CUNY. I work in moral philosophy,
philosophy of action and practical reason, and philosophy of
education. I grew up in Lima, Peru, came to the US to attend college,
and have been here ever since. When I am not philosophizing I like to
music shows, etc, read fiction, travel, swim, and run all over
I am Harald Wiltsche. I am Erwin-Schroedinger-Research Scholar at the University of Toronto, Canada, and Post-Doc researcher and lecturer at the University of Graz, Austria. My primary research interests are philosophy of science on the one hand (scientific realism, laws of nature, thought experiments in physics) and (Husserlian) phenomenology on the other. Additionally, I am crazy enough to think that these two interests can be combined. Besides philosophy I love zombies, spending time with my family, listening to country music and downhill biking (not necessarily in that order). The photo shows me just seconds before I go down on my favorite downhill trail in my home town of Graz.
I’m Maria Robaszkiewicz. I’m doing my PHD and teaching at the University of Paderborn (Germany). My fields of expertise are political philosophy and philosophizing with children. Besides philosophy, I like good films, tattoos and cats. On the picture I’m with my wonderful mother who introduced me to the world of academia.
I’m Jonathan Gingerich. I’m a Ph.D. student in the UCLA Philosophy Department, where I work primarily on philosophy of law and political philosophy. I’m also a lawyer, and I moonlight as a scholar of legal education and the legal profession in India. Here I am wishing that some rocks I’m about to climb at New Jack City weren’t quite so chilly.
I am Esa Diaz-Leon, an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Manitoba, in Winnipeg, Canada. Before that, I lived in Spain (where I was born and raised), and in England, where I did my doctorate. I work mostly on philosophy of mind and language, and I am also interested in some issues in the philosophy of gender, race and sexuality. In the picture (taken by Saray Ayala) I am presenting a poster at the ESPP meeting at Bochum (Germany).
I’m Michael Campbell, a final year PhD student at King’s College, London. I specialise in moral and political philosophy. In my thesis I examine the prospects for, and pretensions of, various forms of naturalism in ethics.
This picture was taken at a recent Bauhaus exhibition in the Barbican centre.
I’m Tom Brommage. I teach at the University of West Georgia. I read a lot of Wittgenstein, and figures related (sometimes tangentially) to the development of 19th and early 20th century philosophy. I’m also very interested in methodology in social science, as well as philosophy of humor.
When I’m not being philosophical, I watch a lot of crappy TV. I drink copious amounts of coffee, and put hot sauce on virtually everything I eat. I soundtrack my life with a lot of classic punk and metal, and dig experimental music and avant-garde jazz.
I’m Francesco (aka Franz) Berto. I teach and work on logic and metaphysics at the University of Aberdeen UK. Before that, I’ve been doing more or less the same at Notre Dame University IN, at the Sorbonne-Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris, at the Universities of Padua, Venice and Milan-San Raffaele in Italy. I love logical paradoxes, impossible worlds, nonexistent objects, and philosophers who don’t take themselves too seriously.
My name is Michaela Lucas. I am an instructor in philosophy at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. My main area of research and instruction is in ethics. My husband and I have an adorable son. Outside of philosophy, I am a musician, and have recorded several albums that have charted nationally on college radio, and have found placement in film and television. I love to read futurist science fiction. My sport is pole dance and exotic dance. I am committed to veganism.