New appointments in Philosophy
Eight new permanent faculty members have been appointed this academic year (2019/2020)
We are delighted to welcome our new permanent staff members:
- Dr Damian Calouri
- Dr Jonny Cottrell
- Professor Tommy J Curry
- Dr Filipa Melo Lopes
- Dr Jo Wolff
- Professor Shannon Vallor
- Professor Michael Cholbi
- Professor Michael Gill
History of philosophy appointments
Damian Caluori (Senior Lecturer in Ancient Philosophy)
Previously at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, Damian specialises in Ancient Greek philosophy, especially Plotinus.
Jonny Cottrell (Lecturer in History of Philosophy)
Jonny comes to Edinburgh from Wayne State University and specialises in the philosophy of the Scottish Enlightenment with a particular emphasis on Hume.
Social and political philosophy appointments
Tommy J Curry (Professor of Africana Philosophy and Black Male Studies)
Tommy comes to Edinburgh from Texas A&M and specialises in philosophy of race and gender, critical race theory, Black Male Studies and Africana philosophy.
Filipa Melo Lopes (Lecturer in Social and Political Philosophy)
Filipa comes to Edinburgh from the University of Michigan, where she has recently finished her PhD. She specialises in social and political philosophy and feminism.
Philosophy of science appointment
Jo Wolff (Senior Lecturer in Metaphysics and Philosophy of Science)
Jo comes to Edinburgh from King’s College London and specialises in metaphysics and the philosophy of science.
We have made three further appointments to start later this academic year:
Shannon Vallor (Baillie Gifford Chair in the Ethics of Data and Artificial Intelligence)
Shannon will be joining the Edinburgh Futures Institute and comes to Edinburgh from Santa Clara University in California. She specialises in understanding the impact of emerging technology on human character.
Michael Cholbi (Professor of Philosophy)
Michael comes to Edinburgh from Cal State Pomona, and specialises in ethics, especially suicide, grief, punishment, Kantian ethics, paternalism, work and labour and moral psychology.
Michael Gill (Professor of Philosophy)
Coming from the University of Arizona, Michael specialises in the history of ethics, contemporary ethical theory and medical ethics.