Dr Andrei Bespalov Joins the Department of Philosophy as a WIRL COFUND Fellow
Dr Andrei Bespalov has joined the Department as a WIRL COFUND Fellow with the Institute of Advanced Study. Andrei has a PhD in Political Science from Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona, 2019) and also holds a Candidate of Philosophical Sciences degree in social philosophy from Lomonosov Moscow State University (2004), where he taught between 2004 and 2015. Andrei’s current research interests centre on political philosophy and theories of public reason. His Fellowship while with the Department will focus on Sceptical Liberalism: Maintaining Public Reason in the Age of Disagreement. His research will aim to redefine public reason in fallibilistic terms, leading to a liberal conception of political society that is more agonistic and yet more accommodating to pluralism about justice than the standard Rawlsian view.
Department of Philosophy Ranked 6th in The Guardian University Guide 2021
The University Guide, produced annually by The Guardian, has ranked the Department of Philosophy an impressive 6th place in its League Table for 2021. This new ranking builds on the Department’s performance from previous years, and reflects its growing reputation for inspirational course content, outstanding academic research and teaching expertise. Additionally, the University of Warwick is placed 8th in the 2021 League Table of Universities, which is also an advance from its 2020 ranking.
New Appointment: Teaching Fellow in Moral and Political Philosophy: Dr Adina Covaci
We are delighted to announce the appointment, from 1 September 2020, of Dr Adina Covaci as a Teaching Fellow, specialising in moral and political Philosophy. Adina, who studied for her PhD at the University of Leeds, has previously taught at the University of Bristol. Adina will develop her research interests during her Fellowship, which include moral deference and topics in applied ethics, and will undertake teaching in both moral and political philosophy.
IAS Early Career Teaching Fellowship: Success for Lorenzo Serini
Lorenzo Serini, currently studying for his PhD in Philosophy with the Department, has been awarded an IATL/IAS Early Career Teaching Fellowship, from October 2020 to July 2021. During the Fellowship, Lorenzo will develop both his teaching and research profile, and will contribute to teaching in the Institute for Advanced Teaching and Learning (IATL). Lorenzo will also organise and deliver an interdisciplinary event on the Emotions, bringing together students and speakers from multiple Departments, and will prepare a number of publications and postdoctoral applications. Congratulations, Lorenzo!
Warwick Outstanding Student Contribution Awards (OSCAs) 2020: Congratulations to Vera Okojie
Vera Okojie has been selected as one of the winners in the University’s Outstanding Student Contribution Awards for 2020.
This award to Vera, who graduated with a Degree in Philosophy in June, recognises both her enormous dedication to the life of the Department and to the University community as a whole, as well as her significant achievements academically.
Vera will be presented with her Award at her postponed Graduation Ceremony, when new dates are announced.