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.
I am Bryan W. Van Norden. I am Professor and Chair of the Philosophy Department and a former Chair of the Department of Chinese and Japanese at Vassar College. My most recent book, Introduction to Classical Chinese Philosophy (Hackett), came out in 2011. In addition to being an uxorious husband and doting father, I am an avid poker player, and have participated in the World Series of Poker. Photo (c) Vassar College-Karl Rabe.
I’m Roberta Millstein. I’m a Professor in the Department of Philosophy at UC Davis; my research interests are in philosophy of science, history and philosophy of biology, and environmental ethics. When I’m not doing philosophy, I enjoy reading fiction (including science fiction), swimming with the Davis Aquatic Masters, and most of all, hiking with my dogs. Yes, poodles like to hike. This picture was taken at Donner Pass in the Lake Tahoe area, about 2 hours drive from Davis.
I’m Marcus Arvan, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Tampa. I specialize in social-political philosophy and ethics, and also do work in the philosophy of mind, free will, vagueness, philosophy of religion, and experimental philosophy. I am an ex-member of the rock-n-roll group Year of Acceleration and punk rock group Dimestore Haloes. I am addicted to coffee and Halo.
I’m Alexandre N. Machado, Adjunct Professor at the Department of Philosophy of the Federal University of Paraná, Brazil. I live in Curitiba, the capital of Paraná. My work is mainly on philosophy of language and logic, and Wittgenstein’s work. I’ve chosen a picture where I’m flying a Batman’s kite with my dear son, Guilherme, in the biggest park of Curitiba. I use to say I’m paid to have fun, so much I love my job, teaching included! I love to hang out with friends, usually philosophers as well, laughing, discussing philosophy, drinking wine… I love wine by the way! Now I’m starting hiking and I’m enjoying a lot. I play drums, but just for fun, not professionally.
I’m Ingrid Olson, a PhD student in the Centre for Cross-Faculty Inquiry at the University of British Columbia. I have an Honours BA (Toronto) and MA (Wilfrid Laurier) in Philosophy. My MA research applied Aristotelian virtue ethics to sadomasochistic praxes. My doctoral research is interdisciplinary, examining adult sex education and development of the sexual self. This research occurs at the intersection of Foucault’s work on sexuality and subjectivity, sexuality studies, and porn studies.
My name is Katheryn Doran, and I teach philosophy at Hamilton College where I am the acting chair of the department. I love my job! And I love my students, including the men at Marcy CF I’ve been teaching for a couple of years. I am interested in the connections between everyday reasoning and philosophical reflection, and environmental ethics. I’m in training for my 7th Boilermaker 15K – go Utica! – and I just joined the regional board of Planned Parenthood. Picture is of me and my daughter 09/2011 in our favorite place on earth, Cape Breton, NS.
I am Dan López de Sa, ICREA Researcher at the Universitat de Barcelona and member of LOGOS. I work mainly in Metaphysics and the Philosophy of Language, The pic is by Kati Farkas at the First Phloxshop in Berlin.
I am Gemma Celestino. I am a doctoral candidate at UBC, and specialise in Philosophy of Language and Metaphysics. I am also a member of the LOGOS research group and teach Philosophy of Language at the University of Barcelona. I love thinking, teaching, joking, laughing, smiling, dancing any Cuban dance, listening to music that makes me think or feel super happy, playing with Frida (my maine coon kitten), and living in Barcelona (my hometown). And this is what I got from a student for having taught the ‘Pluto’-Pluto theory while having fun: PLUTO!