Student Profiles

Khameiel Al Tamimi
Khameiel Al-Tamimi
PhD student in Philosophy

My Research Interests are feminism, argumentation, and epistemology.

 


 

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


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Daniel 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


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Caleb Dewey
PhD student in Philosophy
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My research interests: meta-ethics, meta-normativity, practical
reason, moral psychology, and philosophy of cognitive science.

Email:  cdewey@yorku.ca


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Lauren 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


Maria T. Jimenez Diez
PhD student in Philosophy

Research Interests: Political Philosophy, Theories of Justice, International Human Rights, Moral Philosophy, (Feminist Ethics in particular), and Moral Psychology.

 


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

Dylan is interested in the Philosophy of Mind, Consciousness and Intentionality, Representation and Conceptualization, Animal Cognition, Emergence, and Feminist Philosophy.
Email: dludwig@yorku.ca

 


Andrew Molas JPGAndrew Molas
PhD student in Philosophy
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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.


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Michael Montess
PhD student in Philosophy

My research interests are in applied ethics, political philosophy and the philosophy of law. I am currently working on the ethical and social implications of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention.

Email: mmmontess@gmail.com or mmontess@yorku.ca


Elizabeth PaquetteElisabeth Paquette
PhD student in Philosophy
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Elisabeth Paquette is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Philosophy at York University. Her research interests include social and political philosophy, feminist philosophy, and 20th century continental philosophy. Her dissertation offers a political reconstruction of the gendered and sexed aspects of theories of the subject within contemporary evental politics. She is currently co-editing a special issue for Philosophy Today which offers critical engagements with the work of Alain Badiou through the lenses of feminist theory, critical race theory, and decolonial theory.



David Rocheleau-Houle
PhD student in Philosophy

AOS: Metaethics, Philosophy of action
AOC: Epistemology, Logic, Metaphysics

 


Stephane SavoieStephane Savoie
PhD student in Philosophy

 

 

 


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


Olivia SultanescuOlivia Sultanescu
PhD student in Philosophy

My research is presently focused on the philosophy of language and mind as well as on the philosophy of animal cognition research. I am interested in the nature of meaning and content.


brandonBrandon Tinklenberg
PhD student in Philosophy
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Research Interests:  My interests lie at the intersection of philosophy of mind and cognitive science. In particular I study the nature, origins, and development of social cognition.


Ben  Winokur
PhD student in Philosophy

Areas of Specialization: Epistemology, Metaphysics, Donald Davidson

Areas of Competence: Metaethics, Personal Identity, Logic

UnavailableAriane Bakhtiar
MA student in Philosophy

Ariane is an MA student studying philosophy at York. Her current research interests include practical ethics and philosophy of psychiatry. As an individual with lived experience, she aims to provide an inclusive environment for those with mental health challenges at school, work and beyond. Over the summer, she volunteered with Mad Pride Toronto, which deeply influenced her views on the relationship between madness and psychiatry. She hopes to find a place for Mad Studies in the philosophical arena, which includes demonstrating the epistemic value of personal narrative from an analytic standpoint.


ben-berrantesBenn Barrantes
MA student in Philosophy

My research interests are in bioethics—health care ethics, in particular—philosophy of mind, and pragmatism.

 


Erin Orsztynova
MA student in Philosophy

Research Interests: ethics, social and political philosophy, identity and recognition, and psychotherapy.

Email: erinnova@yorku.ca


yassmine-redaYassmine Reda
MA student in Philosophy

Research interest are: Political Philosophy, Continental Philosophy, and Ancient Philosophy

Email: yreda16@yorku.ca


Profile PicDaniel Siksay
MA student in Philosophy
I'm interested in the philosophy of biology and physics, and especially how recent realist work in the Continental tradition intervenes with work in established philosophy of science and with results in complex systems sciences. While it is not my major area of philosophical focus, I am also very interested in modern feminist theory and in the idea that popular "egalitarianism" marginalizes gender and sexual minorities.