Spring 2021 Graduation

Date Published: May 22, 2021

Reduced in-person office hours

As a result of the spike in covid-19 cases in our region, the Department of Philosophy will, starting on Nov. 18, be staffed in person Wednesdays from 9:00am-1:00 pm. Assistance will be available by email and telephone 9:00 am to 5 pm Mon.-Fri. Department Coordinator, Louise Gilman; Skinner 1120A; 301-405-5689; lgilman@umd.edu Business Manager, Antoinette Lancaster, Skinner 1121A; aallen13@umd.edu

Date Published: Nov 18, 2020

New Hours: Fall 2020 Department Office Staffing

The Department of Philosophy will be staffed in person 9:00 am to 1:00 pm Mon.-Thurs. Assistance will be available by email and telephone 9:00 am to 5 pm Mon.-Fri. Department Coordinator, Louise Gilman; Skinner 1120A; 301-405-5689; lgilman@umd.edu Business Manager, Antoinette Lancaster, Skinner 1121A; aallen13@umd.edu

Date Published: Oct 26, 2020

Congratuations to former graduate Monique Roelofs who has been appointed Professor of Philosophy of Art and Cultrue at the Universiteit van Amsterdam

You can read more about the appointment here.

Date Published: Sep 24, 2020

Minorities and Philosophy (MAP)

We welcome the newly formed Minorities and Philosophy (MAP) Chapter at the University of Maryland, College Park! For the Fall 2020 term, MAP will be hosting a bi-weekly reading group on Philosophy of Race and Racism, a virtual workshop for undergraduates looking to apply to graduate school this Fall, and virtual happy hours for graduate students. You can contact the chapter representatives to find out more about MAP’s events and mission at MAPterps@umd.edu

Date Published: Aug 28, 2020

Fall 2020 Advising

During fall 2020, all undergraduate advising will occur remotely. Please email philadv@umd.edu with questions or to schedule a virtual appointment.  

Date Published: Aug 25, 2020

Philosophy alum Ruth Kastner recipient of the 2021 Research Award from the UMD Alumni Association

The Department is delighted to announce that Ruth Kastner, who received her PhD from us in 1999, is a recipient of the 2021 Research Award from the UMD Alumni Association. The award is for alumni whose research has made a significant contribution to society. Through her work, Ruth has become the leading defender of the Transactional Interpretation of quantum mechanics. Her publications include a major book (The Transactional Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics: The Reality of Possibility, Cambridge University Press) and a long list of peer-reviewed publications on a variety of topics in the foundations of physics. Ruth is also the founder and president of a nascent non-profit research institute, The Quantum Institute. 

Date Published: Aug 17, 2020

Julius Schoenherr gets tenure-track position

Congratulations to Julius, who has a tenure-track position in philosophy at Peking University in Beijing, starting in November 2019.

Date Published: Oct 9, 2019

Welcome Fabrizio Cariani!

Fabrizio Cariani (http://cariani.org) will start as an associate professor in Fall 2020. 

Date Published: May 1, 2019

Perez-Gomez accepts tenure-track position at Metropolitan State University of Denver

Congratulations to doctoral candidate Javiera Perez-Gomez who will become Assistant Professor of Philosophy at MSU Denver in fall 2019.

Date Published: Apr 29, 2019

Welcome Paolo Santorio!

Paolo Santorio (http://paolosantorio.net/) will start as an associate professor in Fall 2019.     

Date Published: Apr 17, 2019

Song wins American Society for Aesthetics Postdoctoral Fellowship

Moonyoung Song will be the first ASA Postdoctoral Fellow. She will work at the University of Michigan with Professor Peter Railton.

Date Published: Apr 15, 2019

Gipe obtains fellowship in bioethics

Kelsey Gipe, who earned her PhD in 2018, will be the 2019-2020 Clinical Ethics Fellow at Sutter Health’s Program in Medicine and Human Values in San Francisco.

Date Published: Mar 22, 2019

Reid obtains tenure-track position at San Francisco State

Congratulations to Postdoctoral Fellow Jeremy Reid who will take up a position as Assistant Professor at San Francisco State University, starting in the Spring of 2020.

Date Published: Mar 22, 2019

Honors for Jeffrey and Tanya Bubs' _Totally Random_

Totally Random: Why Nobody Understands Quantum Mechanics (A Serious Comic on Entanglement) selected by Forbes as best quantum physics book of 2018 and included in Symmetry's list of notable physics books of 2018.  

Date Published: Dec 18, 2018

President's Postdoctoral Fellow Theresa Lopez named Assistant Professor at Susquehanna

Congratulations to Dr. Lopez who will begin as Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Susquehanna University in fall 2017.

Date Published: Dec 6, 2018

Marc Sanders Graduate Student Award goes to Schoenherr

Julius Schoenherr won for his paper "When Forgiveness Comes Easy" submitted to the APA Eastern Division.

Date Published: Sep 22, 2018

Carruthers promoted to Distinguished University Professor

Peter Carruthers has earned the highest appointment bestowed on tenured faculty at UMD.

Date Published: Jun 5, 2018

Alex Knox earns DAAD Research Grant

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) will fund a year of Knox's doctoral research at the Humboldt University of Berlin

Date Published: May 24, 2018

Katelyn Turner (philosophy major, class of 2018) Receives Award

Date Published: May 23, 2018

Honors for Anna-Bella Sicilia (philosophy major, class of 2017)

Sicilia has been awarded a Coro Fellowship and has been admitted to the UCSD's Summer Program for Women in Philosophy

Date Published: May 23, 2018

Horty wins ICAIL Best Paper

Jeff Horty was awarded for "Reasoning with Dimensions and Magnitudes" at the International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Law

Date Published: May 23, 2018

Schoenherr wins Wylie Fellowship

The UMD Graduate School will support his dissertation writing next fall.

Date Published: May 23, 2018

Bhogal wins Sanders Prize

Congratulations to Harjit Bhogal who won the 2018 Sanders Prize in Metaphysics (and $10,000)!

Date Published: May 22, 2018

Quinn at WCCFL 36

Quinn is presenting two posters at the conference West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics 36: "Reporting Modal Beliefs" and "Epistemic Uses of "Likely" and "Might" Are Only Indirectly So" (with Alexander Williams)

Date Published: Apr 13, 2018

Congratulations to Gavri Schreiber!

Gavri, an undergraduate Philosophy major,  was awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Taiwan for the 2017-18 academic year.   

Date Published: May 12, 2017

Peter Carruthers invited to give the APA's annual Romanell Lecture, at the Pacific APA in March 2018

Date Published: Feb 3, 2017

Democracy Then and Now

A campus-wide initiative exploring the central role of public education in the development of American democracy. See dtn.umd.edu for more information.

Date Published: Sep 16, 2016

Alexander Williams and Jeff Lidz (UMD Linguistics) win NSF grant!


Transitivity of Sentences and Scenes in Early Language Development (#BCS-1551629):  The project is directed at the claim that very young children take transitive sentences to describe events viewed as having two participants. It asks whether children reliably view their world in these terms, and considers several problem cases.

Date Published: Jun 25, 2016

Cindy Phillips visting Edinburgh Law School

Cindy Phillips is visiting scholar at University of Edinburgh Law school from March to July. She will be presenting a paper on the function of law during the seminar series.

Date Published: Mar 27, 2016