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.
I’m William Davenport and I have taught at Lakeland Community College for the last 10 years. This photo was taken at the Descartes Cafe in Chicago. I wanted to pose like Nietzsche, but barely think I pulled it off. I have two master’s degrees in philosophy and I’m currently writing a dissertation at Duquesne concerning the capacity of touch in Aristotle’s De Anima. My specialization is in ethics, and in particular deontology and virtue ethics.
I’m George Wrisley. I’ll be going from visiting to assistant professor at North Georgia College and State University in the fall of 2012. I’ve done work so far primarily in metaphysics, philosophy of language, and on Wittgenstein. Lately I’ve been branching out, teaching a class on happiness and suffering (fall of 2011) and a class on death and awe (fall 2012). I try to spend as much time as possible outside and with my animals. Something that is made easier by living in the north Georgia mountains.
I’m Adam Hosein and I’m an Assistant Prof. at CU, Boulder. I work mainly in moral, political and legal philosophy. I also have a middle name, “Omar.” According to my father this is after Umar, the Islamic Caliph. But my mother says it’s because she fancied Omar Sharif. In this photo I aim for facial hair worthy of these men.
My name is Holly Andersen, and I’m an assistant professor at Simon Fraser University. I work on philosophy of science and some issues in causation and mind at the border of phil sci and metaphysics. This picture was taken by one of my Epistemology students about a year and a half ago, when my daughter was recovering from a sickness and babysitting arrangements fell apart at the very last minute. She spent the two hour lecture drawing on the board and smiling at students; the students were great about having her in there.
I’m Adam Hogan. I’ll be entering the Masters program of philosophy at Ohio University this Fall. Besides doing philosophy, I some day hope to be a contestant on Wheel of Fortune, where I will show once and for all that choosing C,D,M & A in the final round is the worst strategy to solving the puzzle; choosing G or H with the wild card will also yield poor results. This picture was taken by my wife (Sarah) at Longman & Eagle, a very good restaurant in the Logan Square neighborhood of Chicago.
I’m Matthias Warkus, a PhD student in philosophy at Marburg University, Germany. My work is in semiotic and pragmatic metaphysics; more precisely, I’m trying to develop, on the foundation of C.S. Peirce’s semiotics, a concept of change that is more viable than Cambridge change. I’m currently a part-time executive assistant for the German Association for Philosophy (DGPhil) and co-founder of an initiative to build a museum for philosophy. In younger years, I wanted to study CS and I’ve worked in IT quite a bit. As the photo shows, I’m a bureaucrat at heart and not ashamed of it. In my spare time I sing in a choir, I play the piano and the organ, I ride my bicycle and I meet my friends over drinks and horrible puns.
I’m Katie Homan, a doctoral student at Emory University. I work on 20th century German philosophy, with my primary research on the philosophy of play. I can often be found walking my dog, decorating cakes, sewing quilts, and cooking dinner with my boyfriend, although my very favorite thing is traveling with my sister. Here we are last summer (I’m on the left) dipping our feet in Pammukale, Turkey just before a huge thunderstorm, which made standing in water not the best idea.