Current Philosophy Graduate Students



Name Information

Ray W. Aldred
Ray W. Aldred

BA Honours in Philosophy (Calgary), MA in Philosophy (Calgary)

Research interests: Philosophy of Disability, Philosophy of Sex and Love, Philosophy of Mind, Neurophilosophy, Neuroethics, Ethics (especially biomedical ethics), Epistemology

Ray W. Aldred's Website

Email: raymond.aldred [at]

Jeanne Allard
Jeanne Allard

BA Philosophy (Université de Montréal), MFA Creative Writing (UQÀM), MA Philosophy, Majeure German Studies (Université de Montréal)

Research interests: Hegel, Aristotle, German Idealism, Ancient Philosophy, History of Philosophy
Dissertation title: The Aristotelian Sources of Speculation in Hegel

Email: jeanne.allard [at]

Gilles Beauchamp

BA Philosophy w minor in Jazz Performance, MA Philosophy (Université de Sherbrooke)

Research interests: Epistemic (In)Justice, Philosophy of Religion, Political Philosophy, Laïcité and Religious Liberty, (Social) Epistemology and Christianity

Dissertation title:  Post-Christendom Ignorance: epistemic injustice in secular society

Gilles Beauchamp's website

Email: gilles.beauchamp2 [at]

Keven Bisson

BA Philosophy (Université Laval), MA Philosophy (Université Laval)

Research Interests: Ethics, Effective altruism and longtermism, Intergenerational ethics.

Keven Bisson's website

Email: keven.bisson [at]

Moritz Bodner
Moritz Bodner

Research interests: Mathematical Logic, History of Philosophy & Logic (esp. (late) ancient, medieval & early 20th century), Literature

Email: moritz.bodner [at]

Alexander Carty

BA Honours Philosophy (University of Guelph), MA Philosophy (Wilfrid Laurier University)

Research Interests: my areas of specialty are philosophy of emotion, metaethics (esp. moral responsibility), and normative ethics. I also have interests in metaphysics, epistemology, and aesthetics.

Alexander Carty's website

Email: alexander.carty [at]

Samuel Carlsson Tjernström

BA Theoretical Philosophy (Lund University), MA Theoretical Philosophy (Lund University)

Research Interests: Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics

Samuel Carlsson Tjernström's website

Email: samuel.carlssontjernstrom [at]

Sarah Clairmont
Sarah Clairmont

BA Arts & Contemporary Studies (Ryerson University), MA Philosophy (The New School)

Research Interests: Philosophy of public and population health, social epistemology and non-ideal theory, history and philosophy of science

Sarah Clairmont's website

Email: sarah.clairmont [at]

Thomas Colbourne
Thomas Colbourne

BA Honours Philosophy (Carleton University)

Research Interests: Spinoza, Early Modern Philosophy, History of Philosophy, History of Political Thought, Metaphysics, Epistemology, Moral Psychology

Email: thomas.colbourne [at]

Hugo Cossette-Lefebvre
Hugo Cossette-Lefebvre

BA Political Science and Philosophy, MA Philosophy (Université de Montréal)

Research interests: Egalitarian Justice, Relational Equality, Philosophy of Law, Global Ethics, Political Philosophy

Cossette-Lefebvre's Website

Email: hugo.cossette-lefebvre [at]

Molly Dea-Stephenson

BA Honours Philosophy (University of Toronto)

Research interests: Feminist philosophy, environmental philosophy, phenomenology

Molly Dea-Stephenson’s website

Email: molly.dea-stephenson [at]

Léa Derome

B.A. and M.A. Philosophy (Université de Montréal)

Research interests: Ancient philosophy (Esp. Aristotle), History and Philosophy of Science

Email: lea.derome [at]

Robert Charles Dillon

BA Honours Philosophy with a Minor in History (Concordia University); MA Philosophy (Concordia University)

Research interests: Indigenous Political Philosophy, Settler Colonial Studies, Epistemic Injustice, Political Theory, Historiography, Indigenous Storying and Recognition Theory

Robert Charles Dillon's website

Email: robert.dillon [at]

Emily R. Douglas
Emily R. Douglas

B.A. University of Alberta 2012 (Philosophy, French minor) ; M.A. University of Alberta 2014

Research interests: feminist philosophy, phenomenology, Foucauldian philosophy, critical race and queer theories, animality

Email: emily.douglas [at]

Alice Zoe Everly
Alice Zoe Everly

BA in Political Theory (Marlboro College), MA in Philosophy (University of Memphis)

Research interests: Feminist Philosophy/Gender Studies, 20th century Continental philosophy, Social-Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, Ethics

Dissertation: "Revitalizing Normativity: A Conceptual Framework for Political Projects"

Alice Zoe Everly's Website

Email: alice.everly [at]

Celia Edell
Celia Edell

BA Honours Philosophy (University of Western Ontario), MA Philosophy (University of Sheffield)

Research interests: Social and political philosophy, feminist theory, critical philosophy of race, social epistemology

Celia Edell's Website

Email: celia.edell [at]

Kosta Gligorijevic
Kosta Gligorijevic

BA Philosophy/German Studies (Guelph), MA Philosophy (Guelph)

Research Interests: Ancient Philosophy, History of Political Philosophy, Ancient Metaphysics

Email: %20kosta.gligorijevic [at]

Alper Güngör

BA Business Administration (Boğaziçi University), MA Philosophy (Boğaziçi University)

Research Interests: Metaphysics, Aesthetics

Emailalper.gungor [at]

Aditya Guntoori

BSc Financial Mathematics (McMaster University), BA Philosophy (McMaster University), MA Philosophy (Concordia University)

Research Interests: Indian Philosophy (esp. Nyāya and Madhyamaka)

Aditya Guntoori's website

Email: aditya.guntoori [at]

Yasmin Haddad
Yasmin Haddad


Research interests: Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Biology, Data Ethics

Yasmin Haddad's Website

Email: yasmin.haddad [at]

Nikolas Hamm
Nikolas Hamm

BA Honours Philosophy (St Mary's University), MA Philosophy (SFU)

Research interests: Early Modern (esp. Kant, Spinoza), Moral Character, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Environmental Philosophy

Nikolas Hamm's Website

Email: nikolas.hamm [at]

Mylene Hangdaan
Mylene Hangdaan

BA Honours Philosophy & Political Science (University of Toronto), MA Philosophy & Political Science (Queen's University)

Research interests: The ethics and legality of artificial intelligence, big data, and digital privacy

Mylene Hangdaan's Website

Email: mk.hangdaan [at]

Daniel Harris

BA Honours Philosophy & Information Systems, MA Theory, Culture, and Politics (Trent University), MPhil Philosophy (King's College London)

Research interests: Philosophy of Artificial Intelligence (esp. AI Alignment & Existential Risk), Philosophy of Mind/Cognitive Science, Neuroscience

Philippe-Antoine Hoyeck

BA Honours Philosophy with Minor Language and Literature (Carleton University), MA Philosophy (University of Ottawa)

Research Interests: Deliberative democracy, Religion and public life, Jürgen Habermas

Email: philippe-antoin.hoyeck [at]

Dallas Jokic
Dallas Jokic

BA Honours Philosophy and History (Guelph), MA Philosophy (Queen's)

Research interests: Political Philosophy, Spinoza, Philosophy of Fascism and Anti-Fascism, Continental Philosophy

Dallas Jokic's Website

Email: dallas.jokic [at]

Riley Hannah Lewicki
Riley Hannah Lewicki

Honours BSosSc Political Science (University of Ottawa), MA Political Science (University of Ottawa)

Research interests: Political Theory, Phenomenology, Trans Studies, The Frankfurt School, Hannah Arendt, Republican Theory, Automation, Judaism, Critical Theory, Anime and Manga Studies, and Disability Studies

Email: riley.lewicki [at]

Andre Martin

BA Honours Philosophy, MA Philosophy (Toronto)

Research Interests: Philosophy of mind and metaphysics in medieval and contemporary philosophy

Email: andre.martin2 [at]

Thomas Minguy
Thomas Minguy

BA Honours Philosophy (Bishop's), MA Philosophy (Memorial)

Research interests: Baruch Spinoza, Gilles Deleuze, Georges Bataille, Political Philosophy, Contemporary French Thought, Modern Philosophy

Thomas Minguy's Website

Email: thomas.minguy [at]

Alexis Morin-Martel

Bachelor of Laws, BA Philosophy, MA Philosophy (UQÀM)

Research interests: AI Ethics, Philosophy of Law, Metaethics

Alexis Morin-Martel's Website

Email: alexis.morin-martel [at]

Anaid Ochoa
Anaid Ochoa

MA Philosophy (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México)

Research interests: Epistemology, Ethics, Mind.

PhD project: The epistemic status of lottery propositions and its relation to evidence, justification, and knowledge.

Email: anaid.ochoa [at]

Azadeh Radbooei
Azadeh Radbooei

BA Philosophy (University of British Columbia), MA Philosophy (Paris X Nanterre), MA Philosophy (Université de Montréal)

Research interests: Pragmatic theories of perception, Kant, Fichte, Bergson, Deleuze

Email: azadeh.radbooei [at]

Khaleel Rajwani
Khaleel Rajwani

BA Philosophy (Yale)

Research interests: Bioethics, Substance Use and Harm Reduction Ethics, Psychedelic Therapies, Critical Theory, Post-Colonial Philosophy

Khaleel Rajwani's Website

Email: khaleel.rajwani [at]

Walt J Reid
Walt J Reid

BA Hons Philosophy, MA Philosophy (University of Calgary), PhD Program (Syracuse University, New York)

Research Interests: Ethics (esp., issues related to death and procreation), History of Philosophy (esp., Schopenhauer), and the Philosophy of Religion

Dissertation title: Better to Have Been: Three Essays on Birth, Death, and the Value of Life

Walt J Reid's Website

Email: walter.reid [at]

Jean-Francois Rioux
Jean-Francois Rioux

BA Philosophy (Université de Montréal), MA Philosophy (Université Laval)

Research Interests: Political Theory (Hegel, Ricœur, Havel, Arendt, Derrida), Phenomenology (Merleau-Ponty, Schütz, Fanon), Hermeneutics (Dilthey, Heidegger)

Jean-Francois Rioux's Website

Email: jean-francois.rioux2 [at]


Rodriguez Duque

BA Philosophy and Political Science, MA Philosophy (Carleton University)

Research Interests: Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Science, Moral Psychology

Email: sebastian.rodriguezduque [at]

Brandon Smith

BA Honours in English and Philosophy (Carleton University), MA in Philosophy (Carleton University)

Research Interests: Spinoza, Eudaimonism, Philosophy of Happiness

Brandon Smith's website

Email: brandon.smith3 [at]

Alexander Stooshinoff

BA Philosophy, Electroacoustic Studies (Concordia University), MA Philosophy (KU Leuven), MSt Ancient Philosophy (University of Oxford)

Research interests: Metaphysics and the Philosophy of Nature (esp. Aristotle, Spinoza, Bergson), History & Historiography of Philosophy

Email: alexander.stooshinoff [at]

Valérie Lynn Therrien

BA Philosophy (Université de Montréal), MPhil Philosophy of Mathematics (Western University)

Research interests: Logic, Philosophy of Mathematics

Lynn Therrien's Website

Email: valerie.l.therrien [at]

Tristan Tondino
Tristan Tondino

BA Philosophy (McGill University), MA Philosophy (Université de Montréal)

Research interests: Philosophy of Language (from an Internalist Perspective); Philosophy of Linguistics (Noam Chomsky); Philosophy of Artistic Practice

Tristan Tondino's Website

Email: tristan.tondino [at]

Em Walsh
Em Walsh

BA Honours Philosophy (University of Birmingham), MA Philosophy (University of Birmingham)

Research interests: Philosophy of mind, Philosophy of cognitive science, Philosophy of memory, Feminist philosophy, & Clinical bioethics

Em Walsh's Website

Email: emily.walsh [at]

Jordan Walters
Jordan Walters

BA Philosophy (Guelph), MA Philosophy (Concordia)

Research interests: I specialize in metaethics, normative ethics, and political philosophy. I also have interests in epistemology and applied ethics.

Jordan Walters' Website

Email: jordan.walters [at]

Eric Wilkinson
Eric Wilkinson
Honours BA Philosophy (University of Ottawa); Honours BSocSc Political Science (University of Ottawa); MA Philosophy (University of Toronto); MA Political Science (York University)

Research Interests: Metaethics, Normative Ethics, and Political Philosophy

Eric Wilkinson's Website
Email: eric.wilkinson [at]

Boyu Xie
Boyu Xie

BSc Environmental Engineering (Hunan University); MA Chinese Philosophy & Literature (incomplete) (Hunan University Yue Lu Academy); MA Philosophy (University of Saskatchewan)

Research interests: Phenomenology, Philosophy of Mind, Bodily Awareness, and Comparative Philosophy

Boyu Xie's Website

Email: boyu.xie [at]

Ruigang Xu

BA Honours Philosophy (Acadia), MA Philosophy (Simon Fraser University)

Research interests: Logic, Philosophy of Mathematics, Philosophy of Language, Epistemology

Ruigang Xu's Website

Email: ruigang.xu [at]


Grégoire René

BA Philosophy (Université de Montréal), MA Philosophy Bioethics (McGill)

Research interests: Feminist philosophy, social epistemology, philosophy of gender, and philosophy of psychiatry

Grégoire René's Website

Email: gregoire.rene [at]


Ron Buenaventura


BA Honours Philosophy (University of Toronto), MA Philosophy (Toronto Metropolitan University)

Research interests: Epicurus, Ancient Philosophy, Moral Psychology, Philosophy of Death

Email: ron.buenaventura [at]

Mingqiu Xue

Bachelor of Laws (China University of Political Science and Law), MA Philosophy (Northern Illinois University)

Research Interests: Ethics, Political Philosophy, the Intersection of Ethics and Epistemology

Mingqiu Xue’s Website

Email: mingqiu.xue [at]



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