Graduate Students

Cho, Kyoung Min
B.A. Korea University; M.A. University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee

Philosophical Interests: Kant, Ethics, and Philosophy of Action
kcho17 at uic dot edu
Christensen, Seth
B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Colorado at Denver; M.A. in Philosophy from Duquesne University.

Philosophical Interests: ancient philosophy (especially Plato and Aristotle) and social/political philosophy.
schris29 at uic dot edu
Curry, Nick
BA in Philosophy and Theatre from Millikin University; MA in Eastern Classics from St. John's College; MA in Philosophy from University of Missouri-St. Louis; MA in Interdisciplinary Humanities from University of Louisville

Philosophical Interests: philosophy of art, philosophy of emotion, ethics, the ordinary
ncurry4 at uic dot edu

English, Robert
B.A., Philosophy and Religion, Appalachian State University (Boone, NC) (2006); M.A. Humanities/Philosophy concentration, University of Chicago (2009); M.A. Philosophy, University of Mississippi (2011).

Philosophical Interests: Kant's moral and political philosophy (especially the relationship between humanity and the right to external freedom in Kant), moral and political philosophy and the history thereof, philosophy of action
rengli2 at uic dot edu
García Mills, Nicolás
B.A. and M.A., Philosophy, Universitat de Barcelona (Spain).

Main interests: Kant, post-Kantian German philosophy (especially Hegel), ethics. Secondary interests: Aristotle, philosophy of action, social and political philosophy.
ngarci31 at uic dot edu
Haar, Deborah
BA Chinese and Religion, Middlebury College
MSEd Special Education, City College of New York
MA Philosophy, Université de Montréal

Philosophical interests: philosophy of science, computer simulations and models, probability
dhaar2 at uic dot edu
Hanck, Tyler
BA Macalaster College, 2013

Philosophical interests: early modern philosophy; Locke's metaphysics--especially his conception and criticism of substance
thanck2 at uic dot edu
Harmon, Zac
M.A., Philosophy, University of Arkansas (2011).

Zac's primary area of interest lies in the history of value theory; more specifically, in the intersection of aesthetics and moral philosophy in the 18th century Scottish thought. Some of his other interests include political philosophy and 19th century German philosophy.
zharmo2 at uic dot edu
Hatfield-Myers, Cody
B.A., University of Michigan, Flint

chatfi3 at uic dot edu
Hernandez, Atanacio (Tony)
Philosophical Interests: political philosophy; political authority; philosophical anarchism. ahern35 at uic dot edu
Hurwitz, Michael
B.A.s in philosophy and economics, University of Pittsburgh (2010).

He is currently writing his dissertation on testimony and interpersonal trust.
mhurwi2 at uic dot edu
Kidd, Brandon
MA Northern Illinois University. kiddb2 at uic dot edu
Kim, Jun Young
B.A.s in Philosophy and Religious Studies from Seoul National University (2013); M.A. in Philosophy from Seoul National University (2015).

Philosophical Interests: Metaphysics, Leibniz, History and Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Mind.
jkim712 at uic dot edu
Kloha, Taylor
B.A., Carthage College

Philosophical interests: aesthetics and ethics in 19th century German philosophy, political philosophy, Plato
tkloha2 at uic dot edu
Lacy, Emily
BFA Painting, BA Philosophy University of Houston (2010), MA Philosophy University of Southampton (2011).

Philosophical interests: Aesthetics, Philosophy of Art, Philosophy of Logic.
lacye1 at uic dot edu
Liang, Chen
BA in Law & MA in Philosophy from Renmin University of China.

Philosophical Interests: Metaphysics & Epistemology, Kant, Wilfrid Sellars.
cliang26 at uic dot edu
MacTaggart, Eric
B.M. in Music Performance/Education at The University of Iowa; M.A. in Philosophy of Art and Aesthetics at University of Kent.

Philosophical Interests: philosophy of art, everyday aesthetics, and beauty.
emacta2 at uic dot edu
Mejia, Maria

mmejia20 at uic dot edu
Morvarid, Hashem
Primary Interests: Metaphysics; Philosophy of Religion; Islamic Philosophy, particularly Avicenna's philosophy and its relation to Christian medieval philosophy
Secondary Interests: Philosophy of Mind; Metaontology
hmorva2 at uic dot edu

Moscarítolo, Alessandro
B. A. and M.A. (Honors), Philosophy, UCV.

Philosophical Interests: History of Analytic Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Latin American Philosophy.
amosca3 at uic dot edu
Ortega-Polito, Bertin
BA (2011) and MA (2016) in philosophy at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)

Philosophical interests: Kantian practical philosophy, German idealism (Hegel), nineteenth-century European philosophy (Schopenhauer), and metaethics, especially moral psychology.
eorteg26 at uic dot edu
Pelayo, Areins
B.A. in Philosophy with a minor in Linguistics from the University of South Florida

I'm currently interested in early modern philosophy, history and philosophy of science, and metaphysics
apelay4 at uic dot edu
Pesci, Francesco
B.A. and M.A., Philosophy, Sapienza University of Rome (Italy)

Main interests: Metaethics, Ethics, Philosophy of Language
Secondary interests: History of Early Analytic Philosophy, Wittgensteinian Ethics (Cavell, McDowell, Diamond)
pesci1 at uic dot edu
Shoaibi, Nader
B.A. University of California, Berkeley

Philosophical interests: Normativity of Logic, metaethics, and epistemology
nshoai2 at uic dot edu

Szustak, Bailey
B.A. in Philosophy and Studio Art from Converse College
M.A. in Philosophy from Texas Tech University

Philosophical Interests: aesthetics, ethics, feminist philosophy; Secondary concentration: gender and women's studies
bszust2 at uic dot edu
Warrier, Niranjana
Educational background: B.A. in philosophy and physics from Brandeis University (2017)

Philosophical interests: Philosophy of physics, philosophy of science, philosophy of mind.
nwarri2 at uic dot edu
Welman, Zachary
B.A., Auburn University

zwelma2 at uic dot edu
Williams, Joshua
B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Illinois at Chicago

Philosophical Interests: Epistemology, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Religion, and Kant in particular.
jwill45 at uic dot edu

Visiting Graduate Students


Leuenberger, Muriel (University of Basel)
Muriel is writing her dissertation on authenticity, narrative and neural modifications at the University of Basel in Switzerland. During a 6 months stay at UIC under the supervision of Prof. Marya Schechtman her work focuses on developing a narrative approach of authenticity. She studied Philosophy of Science and Technology at the Technical University in Munich (M.A.) and Nanoscience at the University of Basel (B.Sc.). Currently she is a stipendiary of the Swiss National Science Foundation.

leuenberger dot muriel at gmail dot com