The Department of Philosophy Welcomes Two New Members of the Academic Staff
The Philosophy Department is delighted to announce that it will be joined by two new members of staff, Dr Nadine Elzein and Dr Andrew Huddleston, who will both take up their posts in September 2021.
Dr Elzein’s research interests focus on ethics, metaphysics, and the philosophy of mind, as well as problems relating to free will, determinism, moral responsibility, and retributive practices. Dr Elzein studied at University College London, followed by posts at King’s College London, the University of Southampton, UCL, and the University of Oxford.
Dr Huddleston joins the Department as Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Centre for Research in Post-Kantian Philosophy, and has previously taught at Birkbeck College, University of London and at Exeter College, Oxford. Research interests include the history of post-Kantian philosophy (esp. Nietzsche; German Idealism, Early German Romanticism, and the Frankfurt School) as well as in aesthetics, social philosophy, and ethics.
Professor Fabienne Peter is Awarded a Fellowship at Tulane University, Orleans, USA
Professor Fabienne Peter will take up a Faculty Fellowship at The Centre for Ethics and Public Affairs at The Murphy Institute, based at Tulane University, Ohio, USA, for the academic year 2021-22. The Murphy Institute is an interdisciplinary research centre focusing on economic, moral and political issues. The Fellowship will allow Professor Peter to continue her research in moral and political philosophy as well as participating in a varied programme of lectures, seminars, conferences.
Department of Philosophy: Warwick Awards for Teaching Excellence (WATE) 2021
The Philosophy Department features significantly in the WATE 2021 competition, with three impressive Award Winners.
David Bather Woods received a Staff Award, and both Johan Heemskerk and Jack Shardlow received Awards in the PGR category. All three Department Winners have excelled in the difficult times of the past year by brilliantly implementing an imaginative and thoughtful approach to Learning and Engagement - developing and enhancing the academic experience of their students and providing a strong and sustained network of support and community - despite all the challenges created by the pandemic.
Many congratulations to David, Johan and Jack on this well- deserved accolade - formal recognition of three outstanding contributors to the Philosophy Department and its teaching commitments throughout 2020/2021.
Professor Keith Ansell-Pearson is Appointed Honorary President of The Friedrich Nietzsche Society
Professor Keith Ansell-Pearson has been appointed Honorary President of The Friedrich Nietzsche Society, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to Nietzsche studies over the course of his illustrious academic career. Keith launched the Nietzsche Society of Great Britain (as the Friedrich Nietzsche Society was originally called) in April 1990, accompanied by a hugely successful inaugural conference, supported by and held at the Philosophy Department at the University of Essex. The first edition of the Journal of Nietzsche Studies subsequently appeared in Spring 1990; Keith has continued as a long-serving contributor and member of the Editorial Board. Keith has published widely, and to great acclaim, on both the life and work of Friedrich Nietzsche, and has received many accolades in recognition of his Nietzschean scholarship. Further details here: https://www.fns.org.uk/honorary-president.html
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.