Adebayo Ogungbure, one of our Philosophy graduate students, has been awarded a 2019 Cushing-Glasscock Graduate Humanities Research Award to support his research this summer on his project “Unbounding the Black Imago: How the Representation of Blackness in Superhero Fiction Propagates Negative Models of Anti-Racist Practice.” Congratulations Adebayo!
Congratulations to our graduate student Adebayo Ogungbure on being awarded a Texas A&M University Office of Graduate and Professional Studies and The Association of Former Students Distinguished Graduate Award for Teaching! To read the full article click here.
“This year, the Department of Philosophy’s Tommy Curry is one of the recipients of the thirty-ninth annual American Book Awards for his work, The Man-Not: Race, Class, Genre, and the Dilemmas of Black Manhood.” Dr. Curry received the award in San Francisco, CA on October 28th, 2018. For more information click here.
Dr. Martin Peterson worked as the CO-PI on a successful NSF grant application with members of Psychology and the Law School at Texas A&M. The grant, in the amount of $371K, is titled “The Ethics of Diversity: Fortifying Ethical Infrastructure to Prevent and Address Sexual Harassment in STEM Research and Practice Settings.”
Because of Dr. Curry’s work he has been awarded the Diverse Emerging Scholar recognition for being among the top 15 minority scholars in the country. The Emerging Scholar Profile states that, “His work uses social and political philosophy to study Black masculinities.” To read the article click here. Further advancing Black Male Studies, Dr. Curry […]
Dr. José Bermúdez has been awarded an ACLS Fellowship this year. He is now one of 78 2018 ACLS Fellows that were chosen out of 1,150 applicants. “The 2018 ACLS Fellows hail from more than 50 colleges and universities,” said Matthew Goldfeder, director of fellowship programs at ACLS. “Fellows were selected for their potential to […]
Dr. Gregory Pappas received the Distinguished Research Fellowship with the Latino Research Initiative at The University of Texas at Austin for 2017-2018. The Latino Research Initiative is a national leader in research and policy about issues affecting Latinos. Housed in the College of Liberal Arts, the Latino Research Initiative was created to generate vital data, grants […]
Dr. Tommy Curry received The Alain Locke Award for Public Philosophy from the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy for 2017. This award recognizes a philosopher, junior or senior, who demonstrates excellence in engaged public philosophy about issues important to disadvantaged groups or people underrepresented in the academy or the public sphere. Dr. Curry was […]
When we hear the word “philosopher,” we tend to think of Ancient Greeks like Socrates or Plato, or perhaps the Frenchman René Descartes, or maybe infamous Germans like Karl Marx or Friedrich Nietzsche. Influential philosophers thus seem to populate the past. But are there any important philosophers living in the world today? We can thank […]
For the second year in a row, Dr. Kenny Easwaran has had a paper selected by The Philosopher’s Annual, whose goal is to select the ten best articles published in philosophy each year. For the most recent volume, selecting from articles published in 2015, the web site selected Dr. Easwaran’s paper “Dr. Truthlove or: How […]