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Undergraduate Award Winners Announced

We are proud to announce the 2017 recipients of the Horace B. Russell Prize, the Frank Harrison III Scholarship, the Daniel Hart Memorial Scholarship, and the Richard H. Severens Scholarship. Congratulations to the students recognized below on these well-deserved awards! Matthew Schramm awarded the Frank Harrison III Scholarship and the Richard H. Severens Scholarship “As a double major in philosophy and religion, I have been privileged to…

Logic Tutoring Available

Are you a student in a logic class who is having trouble with the material? Do syllogisms make you squeamish? Do proofs make you perplexed? Do you just want some extra study help? Well worry no more! UGA philosophy graduate student Douglas Geiger offers free logic tutoring on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, noon to 1pm in 10A Peabody Hall: email him at to schedule an appointment.

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Congratulations Fall 2023 Graduates!

The Department of Philosophy held a reception on Friday, December 15, 2023 to celebrate our students participating in Fall 2023 commencement ceremonies. We were excited to welcome their friends and families to Peabody Hall as we congratulated these accomplished young people and wish them well in all their future endeavors!  Graduate student Josué Piñeiro was awarded a PhD, he is pictured third from left with faculty Melissa Fahmy, Sarah…

Dr. Youjin Kong
Youjin Kong Joins Philosophy Faculty

The Department of Philosophy is excited to welcome new assistant professor, Youjin Kong. Kong's specializations in Social/Political Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, and the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence bring great expertise in areas of scholarship with tremendous relevance in contemporary society and culture. Her current research analyzes how AI reproduces gender and racial injustice and explores the nature of social identity and power…

Josué Piñeiro
Josué Piñeiro Accepts Position at Kennesaw State University

Department of Philosophy PhD candidate Josué Piñeiro has accepted a position as a full time lecturer at Kennesaw State University starting in Fall 2023. His dissertation focuses on epistemic injustice and epistemic resistance with the incorporation of elements of the ethical and the political, his research interests drawing from the philosophy of race, decolonial theory, and feminist philosophy.  Piñeiro's interest in philosophy…

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Congratulations 2023 Graduates & Award Winners

The Department of Philosophy hosted a reception and awards presentation on Friday, May 12 to recognize Spring 2023 graduates and award recipients. Students and their families gathered for refreshments in the atrium of Peabody Hall as department head Aaron Meskin and undergraduate coordinator Thanassis Samaras recognized this year's graduates and scholarship and award winners. All graduating seniors were presented with a gift bag containing a…

Undergraduate Scholarship Award Winners Announced

The Department of Philosophy is excited to announce the 2023 undergraduate scholarship and award winners. Congratulations to Ralph Liu, Kayleigh McCrystal, Joshua Track, and Emmalyne Zant: The Blackstone Scholarship Kayleigh McCrystal Kayleigh McCrystal is a Philosophy major who will be pursuing her Philosophy MA as a UGA Double Dawg. She carries a double minor in  Law, Ethics, & Philosophy and Law,…

Youjin Kong
Kong to Join Philosophy Faculty

The Department of Philosophy is excited to welcome Youjin Kong to our faculty. Dr. Kong will be joining the department as an Assistant Professor in August 2023. She achieved her PhD at Michigan State University and she specializes in social/political philosophy, feminist philosophy, and the ethics of artificial intelligence with a focus on social identity and gender and racial justice.  "I am really excited that Dr. Kong…

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Spring 2023 Graduate Student News & Accomplishments

Dr. Michael Lindquist successfully defended his PhD dissertation, An Exploration of Environmental Values in Outer Space in July 2022, and is now employed as a tenure-track Assistant Professor at Northland College in Ashland, Wisconsin. His major professor was Dr Piers Stephens. Dr. Claire Worthington Mills successfully defended her PhD dissertation, Locating Livestock in Rawls’ Basic Structure: A Novel Approach to Distributive Justice for Farmed…

John Granrose
In Memory of John Granrose: 1939-2022

Department of Philosophy Professor Emeritus John Granrose passed away peacefully on November 24, 2023 at his home in Yorkshire, England at the age of 83. Dr. Granrose taught Philosophy at UGA for 27 years until his retirement in 1993. He was a visiting professor at Keele University in England and the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg in Germany, as well as an avid musician and accomplished magician. After retirement, Granrose graduated from…

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