Department News and Event Archive


javieraThe Department welcomes Dr. Javiera Perez Gomez, who joined us as Assistant Professor in Fall 2020. Her main research interests are in applied ethics and bio-ethics. Much of her current work focuses on analyzing policies and practices that seem to compound the disadvantages that members of marginalized groups already face.

2020 Undergraduate Philosophy Awards
Jason Hanselman, Francis X. Boden Award 
Jake Stavsky, James Robb Award 
Alanna McCauley Rev. John Naus, S.J. Award More details

Read Dr. Stephanie Rivera Berruz's open letter to Marquette University regarding racial justice (June 17, 2020).

Dr. Stephanie Rivera Berruz wrote about the meaning and impact of the ongoing protests against police brutality in Milwaukee

Read Dr. Grant's blog entry, The Lives that Matter in the Prevailing Social Order, for the American Philosophical Association 

Associate Professor Grant Silva, Coordinator of Race, Ethnic and Indigenous Studies (REIS) was interviewed about the 2019-2020 REIS Cluster Hire

Learn more about REIS

Dr. Curtis Carter, Donald J. Schuenke Chair in Philosophy, was quoted on the legacy of Milwaukee's underground comix scene


Adulting 101: Social Change at Marquette - The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
Dr. Ericka Tucker, Associate Professor of Philosophy will speak  
Friday, 10/23/20 12-1 pm
In partnership with the Center for Peacemaking and the Black Student Council, this program will engage in a meaningful discussion about activism, organizing, and education and consider ways to engage in social responsibility and change.

Online Workshop In Phenomenology 
Sponsored by Loyola University Chicago and Marquette UniversitySaturday, 10/24/2020 9am-5:30pm   

The 5th Latinx Philosophy Conference will take place virtually on October 30-31. The event is being organized by Marquette Philosophy’s Javiera Perez Gomez with keynote address by Philosophy’s Stephanie Rivera Berruz from 1-2:15 pm CST.

Friday Seminar Series
Virtual seminars every Friday of the semester
3-4 pm
For more details, contact Kimberly Ann Harris

September 11
Dr. Jessica Wolfendale: Technology and Terrorism

September 18
Teaching Check In

September 25
Dr. Javiera Perez Gomez: Microaggressions and Moral Encroachment

October 2
Thomas Kader: On Metaphysics of Rationalism and the Distinction between Ideas and Qualities 

October 9
Dr. Michael Olson: The Aura of Belonging: Aesthetics, Politics, Society

October 16
Dr. Meena Krishnamurthy (Queen’s University): Martin Luther King Jr. on the Political Emotions
More information

October 23
Teaching Check In

October 30
Jorge Montiel: Motivation and Subjective Historicity in Husserl’s Transcendental Phenomenology

November 6
Kiesha Martin: Language and Identity

November 13: Sarah Kizuk: I am of this place: Place attachment as a mechanism of settler colonialism

November 20
Dr. Ronny Miron (Bar-Ilan University): Where does Being begin? On the Intimacy between Existence and Nothingness in the Metaphysical Phenomenology of Hedwig Conrad-Martius