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Pittsburgh Summer Program 1:
A Summer Program in Philosophy of Science for Underrepresented Groups, July 10 to July 14, 2017

Inaugural Class

Nuhu Attah, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ
Miranda Bryson, Boston University, Boston, MA
Adam Chin, UCSD, San Diego, CA
Margaret E. Farrell, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Grace Field, University of Toronto, Canada
Michael Fiorica, SUNY Buffalo, Amherst, NY
Estephania Hernandez, Agnes Scott College, Decatur, GA
Naomi Kasturiarachi, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Betheney 'Birdie' Kushner, Montana State University, MT
Katherine Kvellestad, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Varun Mandi, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh PA
Alejandro Navas, University of South Florida, Tampa FL
Atul Satija, New York University, New York, NY
Elizabeth Wildenhain, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN
Maya von Ziegesar, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

Who is it for?

  • Undergraduates only
  • Women
  • Underrepresented racial/ethnic backgrounds
  • Students with disabilities
  • Open to North American students only

Exceptions may be granted to undergraduates not in these groups on a case-by-case basis (please explain your situation in your cover letter). Past coursework in philosophy of science is not a prerequisite for application to the Summer Program.

What is it?

The Summer Program will feature two daily graduate seminars and some shorter lectures about core issues and cutting-edge topics in general philosophy of science and philosophy of the special sciences (physics, biology, cognitive science and neuroscience, social sciences). The seminars and lectures will be given by the internationally recognized faculty in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science and the Department of Philosophy at the University of Pittsburgh as well as in the Department of Philosophy at Carnegie Mellon University.


Liam Kofi Bright, CMU, Philosophy: www.liamkofibright.com
David Danks, CMU, Philosophy: www.cmu.edu/dietrich/philosophy/people/faculty/core-faculty/danks.html
Dmitri Gallow, Pitt, Philosophy: www.philosophy.pitt.edu/person/dmitri-gallow
Edouard Machery, Pitt, History and Philosophy of Science: www.edouardmachery.com
Sandra Mitchell, Pitt, History and Philosophy of Science: www.sandradmitchell.com
John D. Norton, Pitt, History and Philosophy of Science:www.pitt.edu/~jdnorton/lectures/CPS_summer_2017/CPS_summer_2017.html
Lisa Parker, Pitt, Center for Bioethics and Health: www.bioethics.pitt.edu/people/lisa-s-parker-phd
Quayshawn Spencer, Penn, Philosophy: www.sites.google.com/site/qnjspencer
Serife Tekin, Daemen College, Philosophy: www.serifetekin.com
Kevin Zollman, CMU, Philosophy: www.kevinzollman.com


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