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Corena Smith and her           Dr. Mariana Ortega, Chair, 
research on the Philosophy   Association of Marquette 
of Colorism.                           University Women (AMUW)



A Greeting from the Philosophy Club
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Prison Education Growing
Philosophy’s Dr. Theresa Tobin is the Director of EPP, the Education Preparedness Program, and her work was recently highlighted on WUWM 89.7 NPR All Things Considered.  EPP is expanding educational opportunities for incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people.  Listen to the interview: An untapped resource: Marquette's prison education program is growing

Award Winning Photo
Philosophy’s Michael Olson is a runner up in Picture This: A Research & Scholarship Photo Contest to showcase the depth and breadth of research and scholarship conducted at Marquette through visually striking photographs. View his award winning photo.


Archived Events


Philosophy Seminar Series
Every Friday 3-4:30pm
MU Hall 105, open to the public
Virtual participation available
Here is the spring 2023 schedule  

AMUW Chair Dr. Mariana Ortega to deliver distinguished Eleanor H. Boheim Lecture
The Association of Marquette University Women (AMUW) and Marquette’s Center for the Advancement of the Humanities welcome 2022-2023 AMUW Women’s Chair in Humanistic Studies. Dr. Mariana Ortega, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Pennsylvania State University, will deliver Marquette University’s distinguished Eleanor H. Boheim Lecture on April 19, 2023. More information 

Spring 2023 Course with Ortega
Take a course with Dr. Mariana Ortega, AMUW Chair in Humanistic Studies. In spring 2023, she will teach PHIL 4931/5931: The Aesthetic, Photography, and Practices of Othering. More information.

Dr. Ericka Tucker Elected to Community Radio Board
Dr. Ericka Tucker, associate professor of philosophy in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, was elected to the Board of Riverwest Radio, a LPFM community radio station in Milwaukee. More information


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