Student Profiles


UnavailableAriane Bakhtiar
PhD student in Philosophy

Ariane's main area of interest is mental health ethics with a focus on opioid addiction and more recently, the right to die for psychiatrized persons.

 


custMichael Cust
PhD student in Philosophy

Michael is interested in political philosophy and philosophy and public-policy. He also plays for the York Lions Baseball Club.

Email:  mcust@yorku.ca


barronDaniel Barron
PhD student in Philosophy

Daniel is interested in Pragmatism & American philosophy, epistemology, feminism & postcolonial philosophy. I am an international student, with BA & MA from University of Waikato, New Zealand.
Email:  dbarron@yorku.ca


photo of Jef DelvauxJef Delvaux
PhD student in Philosophy
Email: jozefdelvaux@gmail.com

 

 


photo of Lauren EdwardsLauren Edwards
PhD student in Philosophy

Lauren is interested in the question of what it is to live a good life and to be a good person. She thanks feminist philosophy, cognitive science, Buddhist philosophy, and quantum physics for help on this.

Email:  laurenea@yorku.ca


photo of Rand HirmizRand Hirmiz
PhD student in Philosophy

Email contact: hirmir@yorku.ca

 


leferman-alexAlex Leferman
PhD student in Philosophy

My research interests are in philosophy of action, ethics (normative ethics and welfare), and social and political philosophy. I am presently researching the relationship between group action and reasons.

Email contact: aleferma@yorku.ca


dylan-picDylan Ludwig
PhD student in Philosophy

Philosophy of Mind, Cognitive Science, Philosophy of Neuroscience, Conscious and Unconscious Processes, Feminist Philosophy.

Email: dludwig@yorku.ca


photo of Ali Karbalaei MahdiAli Karbalaei Mahdi
PhD student in Philosophy

 

Email: akmahdi@yorku.ca

 


Andrew Molas JPGAndrew Molas
PhD student in Philosophy
Website

I completed my Honours Bachelor of Arts at the University of Toronto, where I double-majored in English and Philosophy, and I completed my Masters at York University.
Research Interests: Ethics, Bioethics (particularly issues in mental health), Social and Political Philosophy.


photo of Michael MontessMichael Montess
PhD student in Philosophy

My research interests are in applied ethics, bioethics, environmental philosophy, and social and political philosophy. My dissertation is on the social and political dimensions of the ethics of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention among men who have sex with men (MSM)

Email: mmontess@yorku.ca
Website: www.michaelmontess.com


photo of William O'SheaWilliam O’Shea
PhD student in Philosophy

 

Email: oshea2@yorku.ca

 


photo of Rebecca RingRebecca Ring
PhD student in Philosophy

I work on ontological, epistemological and ethical questions of animal being. I am grateful to draw on feminist philosophy and critical theory, various domains of science, and situated knowledge. I am currently researching non-human animal culture, especially cetacean culture.

Email: ringr@yorku.ca


photo of Christina Rothwell Christina Rothwell
PhD student in Philosophy

Legal Theory, Constitutionalism

Email: rothwecm@yorku.ca


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Fatima Sadek
PhD student in Philosophy

 

Email: sadek95@gmail.com

 


Olivia SchumanOlivia Schuman
PhD student in Philosophy

My research interests are in bioethics, social philosophy, rights theory, political philosophy, and reproduction. I am currently looking at issues related to gamete donation and the "right to know" one's gamete donor.

Email contact: okomoro@yorku.ca


photo of Dylan SkurkaDylan Skurka
MA student in Philosophy

Dylan is interested in ethics and the meta-ethical concern of establishing a foundation from which we can discern between right and wrong. He has primarily been inspired by Existentialism, Mahayana Buddhism and Hellenistic Philosophy in this pursuit.

Email: dylanskurka@gmail.com


photo of Stephanie WaiStephanie Wai
PhD student in Philosophy

 

 

 


Ben Winokur
PhD student in Philosophy

Areas of Specialization: Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

Areas of Competence: philosophy of language, metaethics, logic

Website: benwinokur.com


Amanda Attar
MA student in Philosophy

I'm interested in Ancient Philosophy, Ethics, and Continental Philosophy. I particularly enjoy studying Heidegger, Spinoza, and Plato.

Email: aattar@yorku.ca


photo of Robert BakerdjianRobert Bakerdjian
MA student in Philosophy

Email: robbie27@my.yorku.ca

 


photo of John BuchananJohn Buchanan
MA student in Philosophy

I'm interested in metaethics, philosophy of action, philosophy of science (both general and physics), and philosophy of language. I also have historical interests in Plato, Francis Bacon, and Kant.

Email: buchanjb@my.yorku.ca


photo of Collin ChepekaCollin Chepeka
MA student in Philosophy

Collin is an MA student interested in Feminist Ethics, Meta-Ethical Theory, Political Philosophy and Epistemology. Collin has his BA in Honours Philosophy from Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario.

Email: collinc1@yorku.ca


photo of Grace CoffmanGrace Coffman
MA student in Philosophy

I’m interested in philosophy of mind, applied ethics and morality, animal minds, and animal rights.

Email: coffmang@yorku.ca


Tyler Delmore
MA student in Philosophy

I’m interested in cognitive science, animal minds, child development, and the philosophy of science.

Email: tyler.delmore@gmail.com


photo of Bryan IgrejaBryan Igreja
MA student in Philosophy

Ethics, metaethics, epistemology, feminist theory...and just about everything else under the philosophical sun.

Email: bryanigreja1@gmail.com


photo of Corina LeeCorina Lee
MA student in Philosophy

I’m interested in practical and applied ethics, philosophy of law, pragmatism, existentialism, philosophy of psychiatry, psychology, and phenomenology; in particular, bioethics, mental health, and addictions. Lover of cats, notebooks, and lists. Executive of Philosophia, Golden Key International Honour Society, and the Canadian Society for the Study of Practical Ethics.

Email: corina01@my.yorku.ca


photo of Nathan MalcolmsonNathan Malcolmson
MA student in Philosophy

I am interested in the philosophy of language and its relation to ethics. Anscombe and Wittgenstein stand as my morning and evening stars in this particular endeavour.

Email: nathanmalcomson88@gmail.com


photo of Trung NgoTrung Ngo
MA student in Philosophy

Email: trngo223@gmail.com

 


photo of Estelle PalaoEstelle Palao
JD/MA student in Philosophy

Social Epistemology and Forensic Evidence/Expert Testimony, Innovation and Intellectual Property Rights, Moral Philosophy and Psychology (including non-human studies), Philosophy of Science, Logic.

Email: epalao@yorku.ca | estellepalao2016@osgoode.yorku.ca


photo of Janice PerriJanice Perri
JD/MA student in Philosophy

Janice is part of the JD/MA in Philosophy joint program. Her interests lie primarily in legal, political, and moral philosophy.

Email: jperri@my.yorku.ca


photo of Daniel SaundersDaniel Saunders
MA student in Philosophy

I'm interested in philosophy of science with a focus on social ontology, methodological individualism, emergence and evidence–based policy making.

Email: dsaunders406@gmail.com


photo of Jennifer ShieldsJennifer Shields
MA student in Philosophy

Jennifer Shields is passionate about her philosophical endeavors. She is particularly fascinated by the therapeutic nature of philosophy.

Email: jenshields18@gmail.com


photo of Matti ThurlinMatti Thurlin
MA student in Philosophy

Email: mattithurlin2017@osgoode.yorku.ca

 


photo of Aaron WeiszAaron Weisz
MA student in Philosophy

My Research Interests are in Epistemology and Meta-Epistemology. I am particularly interested in the Epistemology of Disagreement. I would also like to learn more about the Philosophy of Conspiracy Theories (and theorists).

Email: aarongluck.ag@gmail.com


photo of Angela ZhaoAngela Zhao
MA student in Philosophy

I’m interested in feminist philosophy, in particular the social construction of gender. I’m also interested in social epistemology and philosophy of language.

Email: xyzangela@outlook.com