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Graduate Placement in Philosophy

SPEL faculty members have been the dissertation directors of all of the alumni listed on this page. Because SPEL is a fairly new program (2002 was the first year in which a SPEL student graduated with a Ph.D.), some of those listed below are alumni of the previous graduate programs of the Binghamton University Philosophy Department; their (former) advisors are currently on the SPEL faculty.

Saba Fatima "The Political Muslim American" (Tessman) SIU Edwardsville (TT) 
Valerie Saint-Amand "Assuming Nature: The Conception of Human Nature in Modern Philosophy" (Bar On)  
Sean Johnston "John Stuart Mill and the Ethical Work of Character: Reading On Liberty as an Aesthetic Manual" (Bar On)  
Iclal Ayse Kucukkirca  "Homelessness and Homemaking" (Bar On) Mardin Artuklu University
Sean Cummings "The Dependency Contract: Ideal Theory and the Problem of Political Aporia" (Tessman)  
Edgar Valdez "Pre-Postulate A Priori Intuition: Revisiting Kant's Account of Space" (Guay)  Seton Hall (postdoc)
Lew Trelwany-Cassity "Plato's Legislative Demiurgy: A Study of the Laws" (Preus) Antioch College (TT)
Joshua Wretzel "Speaking with the Dead: the Philosophical Implications of Brandom's Interpretive Oversights" (Guay) Penn State; prev. Central Washington
Selin Gürsözlü "Virtues and Flourishing Oppression" (Tessman) Villanova (postdoc); prev. Grand Valley State University
Shay Welch "Social Freedom: Choice, Consent, Commitment, and Trust" (Bar On) Spelman College (TT); prev. Williams College (postdoc)
Fuat Gürsözlü "The Problem of Peaceful Political Action with Democratic Politics" (Bar On) Loyola University Maryland (TT); prev. Dalhousie University (1yr)
Monica Mueller "An Inquiry into the Relationship Between Thought and Action: Interpreting Phronesis"  (Tessman) Capital University (TT); prev. Ohio University
Jason Mallory "Prisoner Oppression, Democratic Crises, Abolitionist Visions" Brooklyn College (CUNY)(TT); prev. Estrella Mountain College
Howard Engelskirchen The Aristotelian Marx and Scientific Realism (Preus) Iowa State (1yr)
Desiree Melton

"Existential Disappointment: A Sociopolitical Theory of Black Visibility"

College of Notre Dame of Maryland (TT)
Michael Winkley "Strang: A Model of Analogical Conceptual Change" Research Scientist, Griffiss Air Force Base
Jane Drexler "Politics Improper: Radical Democratic Feminist Political Theory, Hannah Arendt, and the Political Importance of the Inappropriate" Salt Lake City Community College (TT)
Christal Frakes

"The Virtue of Compassion: Responding to Suffering with Equanimity"

University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
Shalahudin Kafrawi "Supreme Being in the Islamic Intellectual Tradition" Moravian College (TT)
Camila De Gamboa "Forgiveness and Political Reconciliation for Transitional Democracies" School of Law, Rosario University, Bogotá (TT)
Etin Anwar "Gender and Self in Islam:  A Philosophical Interpretation" Religious Studies, Hobart and William Smith (TT)
Diane Enns "Emancipatory Desire and the Struggle for Liberation: Freedom and Politics in Question" McMaster University (TT)(T)
Coeli Fitzpatrick "Galen’s Necessary Causes in Medieval Islamic Sources" Grand Valley State University (TT)
James Sheppard "Urban Environmental Ethics: Toward Flourishing Human and Ecological Communities" University of Missouri, Kansas City (TT)
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Last Updated: 10/11/13