Department News

Professor Alicia Finch has received NIU's 2020 Distinguished Graduate Faculty Award, in recognition of outstanding contributions to graduate education at NIU.

Professor Valia Allori discussed the philosophy of physics in a recent interview with 3:16.

Evan Dutmer (B.A., 2012), Instructor of Latin at Culver Academies, was recently named 2020 Teacher of the Year by the Indiana Classical Conference.

Congratulations to Zachary Smith (M.A., expected 2020) for being the Philosophy Department's recipient of the Graduate School's 2020 Outstanding Graduate Student Award, in recognition of distinction in the area of scholarship.

Jacob Zimbelman (M.A., expected 2020) has been selected winner of the 2020 Rafalson Essay Contest for his essay "The Benefit of the Doubt and the Presumption of Trust." Congratulations, Jacob!

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Upcoming Events

Luvell Anderson, Syracuse University

Laughing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Comedic Imagination

November 13, 2020
3 p.m., Online
Email jhanna@niu.edu for the invite link

Heidi Maibom, University of Cincinnati

Title: TBA

February 5, 2021
3 p.m., additional details forthcoming

Baron Reed, Northwestern University

Title: TBA

March 5, 2021
3 p.m., additional details forthcoming

Due to COVID-19 concerns, the 14th Annual Northern Illinois Graduate Conference has been canceled.

Please check back soon for more information.

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Department of Philosophy
Zulauf Hall 915

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Melinda Davis, Office Administrator

Undergraduate Advisor
Prof. Steve Daskal
Zulauf 1026

Graduate Advisor
Prof. Lenny Clapp
Zulauf 903

Department Chair
Jason Hanna