My name is Thom Brooks. I am Reader in Political and Legal Philosophy at Newcastle University and founding editor of the Journal of Moral Philosophy. My work is in the areas of ethics, law, and public policy with particular interests in British Idealism, Hegel, and all things jurisprudence. I’m originally from New Haven and moved to the UK in 2001 after a few years in Ireland. It has been a long and winding road involving a citizenship test, visa applications, and interviews, but I finally became a British citizen in 2011. My first degree is in music and I enjoy few things more than playing guitar or bass in bands of all styles. I also enjoy travel and picking up peculiar local sayings that I repeat everywhere else I go.
I’m Catherine Hundleby, Associate Professor at the University of Windsor, where I work on feminist epistemology and argumentation theory. Students, staff, and faculty regularly look into my office to see if my husky-mix dog Abbie has joined me that day and to offer her treats and scratches. She has us all well-trained. I’ve considered posting office hours for her since people will work their schedules around hers.
I’m Brian Glenney, an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Gordon College, MA. I work at the intersection of Early Modern Philosophy, Philosophy of Perception, and Philosophical Psychology. I think a lot about shape perception, sensory integration, and external attribution.
I think graffiti letters are very interesting. Our ability to recognize these shapes is evidence for thinking that “non-accidental properties,” such as letter corners, and paralleling lines, are the means by which our minds cognize the shapes of objects.
I’m Christopher Long, Professor of Philosophy and Classics and Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies in the College of the Liberal Arts at Penn State. My work focuses on Ancient Greek philosophy and 20th century continental philosophy.
I’m Elise Springer, working in ethical theory at Wesleyan University. I take particular interest in the moral significance of communication and socially critical responsiveness. My work is seasoned with pragmatist, feminist, and ecological lines of thought. Here I am taking a snack break with my enthusiastic home-grown philosophical apprentice.
I’m Christopher Hom, an assistant professor at Texas Tech University and an external research fellow at the Stanford Humanities Center. At the moment I’m thinking about racial slurs and evaluative language. I teach mostly philosophy of language, logic, metaphysics, and epistemology. I also enjoy throwing parties, drinking wine, watching basketball, and being in California.
I’m Ross Cameron. I work at the University of Leeds. I do metaphysics. This is me in awe of (and a little intimidated by) Socrates, who did some metaphysics too. We both like to think about things like time, and possibility, and truth, and parthood. He did it better than me, but I do my best. Most of my spare time is spent reading fiction (books and comics), playing games (of the video and board variety), or exploring the woods with my dog.
My name is Christina Rawls. Currently I am working toward completing my dissertation on Spinoza’s dynamic theory of knowledge and its interdisciplinary relevance at Duquesne University. There is not one philosophical thinker I do not enjoy reading, but my current research preferences include Early Modern philosophy, Critical Race Theory, and philosophy of psychology and education. Lately I have been enjoying working on my writing in various forms, and taking photographs, one of which will be published in Spinoza Beyond Philosophy this year. What I enjoy most about spending my life working on philosophical ideas and systems is teaching and learning. There is a joyous power in continued understanding that can transform individuals and change the world for the better!
My name is David Pena-Guzman and I am a PhD candidate at Emory University. When I am not immersed in my work, I enjoy going out to eat, going dancing, and melodramatically bathing in the sun outside our department office.
I study 20th Century Continental thought, with a focus on continental philosophy of science and philosophy of biology. I am also interested in feminist thought and the history of philosophy generally.
Sometimes I eat cheap ramen noodles, and no, I am not proud of it. But, yes, they are quite delicious if you add a lot of cayenne pepper and some lime.
I’m Julien Murzi. I mostly do Philosophy of logic, and I work at the University of Kent and at the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy. I love skitouring, and mountains more generally, almost as much as I love Philosophy. This was taken last year on the summit of Hintere Schwärze in the Ötztaler Alpen, with Martin F. on the left.
I’m Tatjana von Solodkoff, and I’m a postdoc based at the LOGOS Grup de Recerca in Barcelona. My primary research interest is metaphysics and its methods, but I also have strong interests in applied ethics (esp. questions of assisted suicide and animal ethics). I love vegan food and cozy cafes with sofas, where I do most of my work. My biggest passion in life is traveling, especially in Asia. The picture was taken at 3 a.m. at Mt. Bromo, a volcano on Java, Indonesia. The air up there is full of ash, so without a mask it would be hard to breath. The sunrise was breathtaking in a good way though.
I’m Sam Clark, and I teach moral and political philosophy at Lancaster University in the UK. I’m interested in the nature and conditions of human flourishing, for both philosophical and parental reasons. At the moment I’m gradually writing papers which I plan to turn into two books: one on autobiography and the other on capitalism. This was taken in summer last year, just as my son Hal had a brilliant idea.