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Ergo | Summer 2012

More Extraordinary Faculty Hires

In August, at least seven extraordinary new faculty members will join our department—two as tenure-track assistant professors, one as a visiting assistant professor, and four as lecturers.

  • Nora Berenstain(PhD, Texas) will join the department as an assistant professor. She works in philosophy of science and metaphysics and is especially interested in the metaphysics of mathematical structures that explain the physical world.
  • Markus Kohl (PhD, UC Berkeley; BPhil, Oxford) will join the department as an assistant professor. Markus works in the history of philosophy, both ancient and early modern, with special interests in Kant, action theory, and moral psychology.
  • Ayca Boylu (PhD, Virginia) will join the department as a visiting assistant professor. She works in ethics, action theory, and moral psychology.
  • Lisa Hicks (PhD, Chicago) will join the department as a lecturer. She works in 19th century philosophy and on Nietzsche in particular as well as in moral psychology, ethics, and philosophy of/and literature.
  • Heather Libby (PhD, Iowa) will join the department as a lecturer. She works in ethical theory, applied ethics and political philosophy.
  • Alex Feldt (PhD, Oklahoma; MLitt, Glasgow, UK) will join the department as a lecturer. Alex works in political and moral philosophy.
  • Felix Koch (PhD, Columbia) and previously a lecturer at Free University in Berlin will join the department as a lecturer. Felix works in 19th century philosophy, especially Hegel, ethics and meta-ethics, and political philosophy.

This incoming group joins an extraordinary group hired last year, including assistant professors Adam Cureton, Jon Garthoff, and David Palmer and lecturer Matt Pamental. The department will hire additional tenure-track faculty next year.


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