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July 17, 2019

Philosophy in the News

Nicolae Morar (Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Environmental Studies) spoke with AroundtheO for a recent article “UO researchers urge changes in the language of the microbiome”

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April 24, 2019

Philosophy in the News

Colin Koopman (Associate Professor of Philosophy, Pre-Law Advisor, Ethics Minor Director, and Director of New Media & Culture Certificate) and Nicolae Morar (Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Environmental Studies) spoke with AroundtheO for a recent article “UO researchers look to future of neuroscience and data collection”

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April 5, 2019

Rebekah Sinclair receives Dissertation Fellowship

Rebekah Sinclair received the first annual Andrew W. Mellon/Center for Environmental Futures Dissertation Fellowship, which will support Rebekah in completing her dissertation during the coming academic year.

Congratulations, Rebekah!

March 22, 2019

Joshua Kerr receives OHC Dissertation Fellowship

UO Philosophy Doctoral Candidate Joshua Kerr has been awarded an Oregon Humanities Center Dissertation Fellowship for 2019-2020, which will provide a term of support free from teaching and for working on his dissertation The Hybris of Plants: Reinterpreting Philosophy Through Vegetal Life.

Congratulations, Joshua!

Philosophy doctoral students receive Gary E. Smith Summer Professional Development Award

Rosa O’Connor Acevedo, Philosophy doctoral student, and Amie Zimmer, Philosophy doctoral candidate, were selected to receive Gary E. Smith Summer Professional Development Awards for 2019. The awards provide support to outstanding master’s or doctoral students pursuing academic, professional development, or training enrichment opportunities during the summer.

Congratulations, Rosa & Amie!

March 20, 2019

UO graduate student receives SAAP Award

Maggie Newton, UO Philosophy Department doctoral student, won an award at this year’s Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy conference. Maggie’s essay “Is Prescribing white Shame Possible? A Pragmatist Phenomenological Examination” won the Douglas Greenlee Prize, which is awarded to the best paper presented at the annual meeting by either a graduate student or a person holding a Ph.D. for no more than five years.

March 15, 2019

UO philosophy student selected to participate in PIKSI

UO philosophy student Julie Williams-Reyes has been selected to participate in PIKSI (Philosophy in an Inclusive Key), a highly competitive summer program for students from underrepresented groups in philosophy.

More information at

March 11, 2019

Jane Nam named a 2019-20 Graduate Student Grant Awardee

Jane Nam, doctoral student in the UO Department of Philosophy, was awarded a CSWS Graduate Student Research Grant for her topic Radical Korean Feminism. The Center for the Study of Women in Society annually awards grants of up to $3,000 to UO graduate students to support their research and/or creative work on women and gender from a range of disciplines.

For more information on CSWS Research Grants, see

February 5, 2019

The Assisted Reproduction of Race — New Book from Camisha Russell

Camisha Russell, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, has published a new book, The Assisted Reproduction of Race, with Indiana University Press.

From the publisher’s website:
“The use of assisted reproductive technologies (ART)–in vitro fertilization, artificial insemination, and gestational surrogacy–challenges contemporary notions of what it means to be parents or families. Camisha A. Russell argues that these technologies also bring new insight to ideas and questions surrounding race. In her view, if we think of ART as medical technology, we might be surprised by the importance that people using them put on race, especially given the scientific evidence that race lacks a genetic basis. However if we think of ART as an intervention to make babies and parents, as technologies of kinship, the importance placed on race may not be so surprising after all. Thinking about race in terms of technology brings together the common academic insight that race is a social construction with the equally important insight that race is a political tool which has been and continues to be used in different contexts for a variety of ends, including social cohesion, economic exploitation, and political mastery. As Russell explores ideas about race through their role in ART, she brings together social and political views to shift debates from what race is to what race does, how it is used, and what effects it has had in the world.”

For more information, visit Indiana University Press:

Update (12 June 2019): Camisha Russell discusses her book on UO Today at

January 15, 2019

Announcement of Hypatia’s arrival at the UO

We are thrilled to announce that Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy is now based at the University of Oregon’s Philosophy Department, with support of the Center for the Study of Women in Society. In this particular time, when feminist gains are particularly fragile, we believe in the significance of Hypatia to both emerging and established feminist and marginalized voices in philosophy. In the context of this fragility we have an opportunity to build on the strengths of the journal, as well as recognizing its shortcomings and aspiring to its promise. We welcome everyone on campus to share your hopes and concerns for the journal’s future. We hope that under our editorship Hypatia will be an important resource for feminist thinking that is philosophical, interdisciplinary, and intersectional. But it will take the entire feminist community to help make that happen. We look forward to working with you all!

Our offices are located at CSWS, Hendricks Hall.

Bonnie Mann, Erin McKenna, Camisha Russell, and Rocío Zambrana, Editors
Sarah LaChance Adams, University of Wisconsin Superior, Managing Editor
Eli Portella, Editorial Assistant

Hypatia Reviews Online:
Erin McKenna and Joan Woolfrey (West Chester University), Co-Editors
Kaja Jenssen Rathe, Managing Editor

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