Graduate Students

Kourosh Alizadeh

AlizadehDegrees:
M.A., Philosophy, UC Irvine
B.A., Philosophy, University of Colorado at Denver

Publications/ Presentations: “Physicalism, Qualia Inversion, and Conceivability Arguments”, Consortium Journal (2011)

Research Interests: Kant, Hegel, German Idealism, Metaphysics, Chinese and Japanese Philosophy, Buddhist Philosophy.

Sayid Bnefsi

Degrees:
M.A., Philosophy, Northern Illinois University, Illinois
B.A., Philosophy, Berea College, Kentucky

Research Interests: The morality of risk, the normativity of personal identity, and the ethics of belief.

Aaron Briley

BrileyDegrees:
M.A., Philosophy, University of California, Irvine
B.A., Philosophy, University of California, Los Angeles

Joshua Chang

Degrees:
Master of Divinity Theology, Yale University, Connecticut
B.A., Classical Studies & Philosophy, Swarthmore College, Pennsylvania

Stuart Chapin

Degrees:
M.A., Philosophy, San Francisco State University
B.A., Philosophy, University of California, Los Angeles

Gianluca Ciullo

Degrees:
M.A., Philosophy, Università degli Studi di Parma, Italy
B.A., Philosophy, Università degli Studi di Parma, Italy

Rachel Cooper

CooperDegrees:
M.A., Philosophy, San Francisco State University
B.A., Philosophy, San Francisco State University

Research Interests: Metaphysics, Epistemology, Social Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind and Language.

Matthew Dean

DeanDegrees:
M.A., Philosophy, University of Western Ontario
B.A., Philosophy and English, University of Saskatchewan

Research Interests: Ethical Theory, Well-Being, and Early Modern Philosophy.

Josh Dolin

Degrees:
M.A., Philosophy, Loyola Marymount Univeristy
B.A., Philosophy, California State University, Northridge

Research Interests: Epistemology (especially virtue, vice, social, and applied) and Moral Philosophy (especially issues concerning the nature of virtue, vice, intrinsic value, and love).

Louis Doulas

Degrees:
M.A., Philosophy, Brandeis University, Massachusetts
B.F.A., Studio Art, School of the Art Institute of Chicago,Illinois

Taylor Dunn

Degrees:
M.A., Philosophy, California State University, Los Angeles
B.A., Philosophy, University of Missouri-Columbia, Missouri

John Fensel

FenselDegrees:
M.A., Philosophy, University of Houston
B.A., Philosophy, University of California, Santa Barbara

Research Interests: Metaethics, Practical Reasoning, and Metaphysics.

Adam Fox

FoxDegrees:
M.A., Philosophy, Georgia State University
J.D., University of Arizona
B.A., Philosophy, University of Arizona

Research Interests: Political Philosophy and the Philosophy of Law.

Itzel A. Garcia

GarciaDegrees:
B.A, Philosophy, UC Santa Barbara

Research Interests: Epistemology, Ethics.

Rena B. Goldstein

GoldsteinDegrees:
M.A., Education, CSULA
M.A., Philosophy, California State University, Los Angeles
B.A., Philosophy and Humanities, University of Colorado at Boulder


Research Interests: Philosophy of Education, Virtue Epistemology, Social and Political Philosophy.

Brett Goss

Degrees:
B.A., Philosophy, University of California, Berkeley

Jacob Heim

HeimDegrees:
M.A., Philosophy, Ohio State University
B.A, Philosophy, Souther Virginia University

Research Interests: Metaethics, Ethics, Agency and Practical reason, Political philosophy, Epistemology.

Teppei Hirose

Degrees:
M.A., Philosophy, Waseda University, Japan
B.A., Social Studies / Social Science, Waseda University, Japan

Samuel Kelso

KelsoDegrees:
M.A., Philosophy, UC Irvine
B.A., Philosophy, University of Iowa

Research Interests: Metaphysics, Ancient Philosophy.

Andre Lebrun

Degrees:
B.A., Philosophy, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Benjamin Leider

LeiderDegrees:
M.A., Humanities, University of Chicago
B.A., Philosophy, Grinnell College

Research Interests: Epistemology, Metaphysics, Aesthetics, Metaethics.

Edward Mark

Degrees:
M.A.,Philosophy, Boston College, Massachusetts
B.A., Philosophy, B.S. Psychology, De Paul Univeristy, Illinois

Steven Norris

NorrisDegrees:
M.A, Philosophy, Tufts University
B.A, Philosophy, UCLA

Research Interests: Logic, Social ontology, Promising, History of analytic philosophy.

Oscar Piedrahita Rivera

Degrees:
M.A., Philosophy, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia
B.A., Philosophy, Universidad de Antioquia, Colombia

Michelle Pitassi

Degrees:
B.A., Philosophy, University of California, Los Angeles

Dylan Popowicz

PopowiczDegrees:
M.A., Philosophy, UC Irvine
B.A, Philosophy, Cal State University, Sacramento

Research Interests: Epistemology, Philosophy of Medicine and Psychiatry, Bioethics, and Philosophy of Science.

Brandon Richardson

RichardsonDegrees:
M.A., Philosophy, UC Irvine
B.A., Philosophy and Political Science, Chapman University

Research Interests: Epistemology and Political philosophy.

Adam Sanders

SandersDegrees:
M.A., Philosophy, UC Irvine
M.A., Philosophy, California State University, Los Angeles
B.A., Philosophy, California State University, Los Angeles

Research Interests: Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Action, Social Ontology, and Metaethics.

Nicholas Smith

SmithDegrees:
M.A. in Philosophy, Ohio University
B.A., Philosophy, Brandeis University

Research Interests: Ethics, Metaethics, Political philosophy

Evan Sommers

Degrees:
M.A., Philosophy, University of Chicago, Illinois
B.A., Writing, Ithaca College, New York

Darby Vickers

VickersDegrees:
M.A., Philosophy, UC Irvine
M.A., Classics, University of California, Irvine
B.A., Classics, Reed College

Research Interests: Ancient philosophy (especially Plato and Iamblichus), Epistemology, Political philosophy, Philosophy of history and archaeology.

Bin Zhao

Degrees:
M.A., Philosophy, Northern Illinois University, Illinois
M.A., Philosophy, Shandong University, People's Republic of China
B.S., Chemistry, Wuhan University, People's Republic of China

Joost Ziff

Degrees:
M.A., Philosophy, University of Leiden, Netherlands
B.A., Philosophy, Haverford College, Pennsylvania