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Prof. Megan Craig has co-edited Richard J. Bernstein and the Expansion of American Philosophy: Thinking the Plural. Prof. Craig has also co-authored two chapters within the volume. 

Doctoral candidate Eva Boodman's talk "Wrestling with Knowledge and Power on Rikers Island" will be featured in the Graduate Fellows for the Humanities Institute Lecture Series on Tuesday, February 28th.

Prof. Jeff Edwards' new book on Kant, Autonomy, Moral Worth, and Right, will be published by De Gruyter (Berlin / New York) in 2017.

Doctoral student Damion Scott will be a panel chairperson at the 
American Philosophy Association Eastern Conference (Radical Philosophy Association Sessions) on January 6th in Baltimore, Maryland, and will be presenting his paper "Towards a Modal Realist Understanding of Black Power."

Congratulations to all our doctoral students who successfully defended dissertations in Fall 2016: Miles Hentrup ("Once Again from the Beginning: On the Relationship of Skepticism and Philosophy in Hegel's System"), Oliver Stephano ("Immanent Ecologies: Power, Ethics, and Persistence"), Jane Clare Jones ("Sovereign Invulnerability: Sexual Politics and the Ontology of Rape"), Christopher Cohoon ("Elemental Ethics in Levinas: Ecology, Body, Escape"), and Harrison Fluss ("The Specter of Spinoza: The Legacy of the Pantheism Controversy in Hegel's Thought").  On behalf of the department, we wish you all bright and prosperous futures!!

Prof. Jeff Edwards presented “’Die vollkommene Pflichten sind allein Tugendpflichten’?”  at the Conference of the Kant Research Center of the University of Trier and the Rabanus Maurus Academy: Kant als Tugendethiker? – Systematische und Historische Perspektiven, in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, on October 14, 2016.

Prof. Allegra de Laurentiis was elected President of the Hegel Society of America in October 2016.

Professor Megan Craig's mural The Salt Marsh Wall, a collaborative project with the young students of The Cold Spring School in New Haven, CT, was featured in the New Haven Independent's coverage of public mural projects around the city. 

Professor Mary C. Rawlinson and doctoral student Caleb Ward have co-edited a 40-chapter volume of essays on contemporary food ethics, 
The Routledge Handbook of Food Ethics (Routledge, 2016). The volume also includes sole-authored chapters by each of the editors.

Ph.D. alumnus Tim R. Johnston has published Affirmation, Care Ethics, and LGBT Identity with Palgrave MacMillan (2016).

Ph.D. alumnus Jeffrey H. Epstein has published his monograph, Democracy and Its Otherswith Bloomsbury Publishing.

Doctoral student Jessica Sims has been awarded the American Association of University Women's (AAUW) American Dissertation fellowship.

Prof. Jadranka Skorin-Kapov book, The Intertwining of Aesthetics and Ethics, is forthcoming from Lexington Books on April 15, 2016. Professor Skorin-Kapov's  The Aesthetics of Desire and Surprise is currently available from Lexington Books and has been reviewed by Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews.

Prof. Allegra de Laurentiis published the article "Rights-Pragmatism and the Right of Humanity. International Politics in Kant’s and Hegel’s Perspectives" in Issue no. 102, 2016/1, of the Archiv für Rechts- und Sozialphilosophie (Franz Steiner Verlag).

Prof. Allegra de Laurentiis and doctoral student  Soren Whited collaborated in editing the Hegel-Jahrbuch volume Hegel and Metaphysics. On Logic and Ontology in the System (Walter DeGruyter 2016).

"What Bernie and the Left Need Now: A Radical Enlightenment,"Landon Frim and doctoral student Harrison Fluss,  appears in New Republic.

Professor Mary C. Rawlinson was awarded the 2016 Dean's Award for Excellence in Graduate Mentoring by a Faculty Member.

Staff member Kathleen-Anna Amella was awarded the 2016 Dean's Award for Excellence in Service as a Graduate Program Coordinator.

Just Life: Bioethics and the Future of Sexual Difference, by Professor Mary C. Rawlinson, was published by Columbia University Press.

Prof. Alan Kim's essay, "Neo-Kantian Ideas of History," appears as a chapter in New Approaches to Neo-Kantianism, edited by Nicolas de Warren and Andrea Staiti (Cambridge University Press, 2015).

Prof. Alan Kim's article, "Johann Friedrich Herbart," appears in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (2015).

The late Professor Peter Manchester's book, Temporality and Trinity, was reviewed in Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews.

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