Graduate Student Directory

Philosophy expands.

The UB Department of Philosophy is pleased to present on this page
the current directory listing of our graduate students.

To update your listing, please contact:
Carter-Beau Benson 
carterbe@buffalo.edu

Academic Year 2021-2022

Directory Listing of Current Graduate Students

ALPHABETICAL ORDER BY LAST NAME

Updated July 1, 2022

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Alexander Anderson, BA, MA, Philosophy, Franciscan University of Steubenville
asa22@buffalo.edu

Interests:   Philosophy of Science, Political Philosophy, History of Philosophy, and Metaphysics

Carter-Beau Benson.

Carter-Beau Benson

Carter-Beau Benson, BA, University at Buffalo
carterbe@buffalo.edu
Interests: Bioethics and Pluralism

Botan Dolun.

Botan Dolun

Botan Dolun, BSc, University of Florida; MA Bogazici University, Turkey
botandol@buffalo.edu
Interests: Philosophy of Logic, Philosophy of Action, Metaethics

Francesco Franda.

Francesco Franda

Francesco Franda, Joint BA, University of Bologna, Italy, and University of Burgundy, France; MA, University of Bologna, Italy
ffranda@buffalo.edu

Interests: Social Ontology, Metaphysics, Philosophy of the Social Sciences, Applied Ontology
Publications

Ali Hasanzadeh.

Ali Hasanzadeh

Ali Hasanzadeh, BA Philosophy BS Physics, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
ahasanza@buffalo.edu
Interests: Philosophy of Physics, Space-Time, Metaphysics, Applied Ontology

Shane Hemmer.

Shane Hemmer

Shane Hemmer, BA SUNY Fredonia; MA University at Buffalo
shanehem@buffalo.edu
Interests: Metaphysics, Philosophy of Mind, Bioethics, Epistemology

Katrina Johnson.

Katrina Johnson

Katrina Johnson, BA Philosophy, Politics, Economics, SUNY College at Oswego, Oswego, NY
kejohnso@buffalo.edu

Hyemi Jun.

Hyemi Jun

Hyemi Jun, BA Philosophy, Soongsil University, Seoul, S. Korea
hyemijun@buffalo.edu
Interests: Ethics, Political Philosophy, Korean Philosophy

Sean Kermath.

Sean Kermath

Sean Kermath, BA in Philosophy, University of Michigan, MA in Philosophy, Western Michigan University
seankerm@buffalo.edu
Interests: Political Philosophy, Ethics

Noah Kim.

Noah Kim

Noah Kim, BA Political Science, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD; MA Philosophy, Biola University, La Mirada, CA 
njkim4@buffalo.edu
Interests: Ethics, Political Philosophy, and History of Philosophy

Austin Liebers.

Austin Liebers

Austin Liebers, BA St. Lawrence University
aclieber@buffalo.edu
Interests: Metaphysics, Metaethics, and Aesthetics

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Ta-Yuan (Scott) Luan, BSc, MSc Stanford, JD George Washington Law School
scottlua@buffalo.edu
Interests: Theory of Artifacts, Ontology, Philosophy of Law

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Fiona McMurtry, BA Philosophy Political Economy, MA Philosophy, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
fionamcm@buffalo.edu

Joshua Merlo.

Joshua Merlo

Joshua Merlo, BA, MA, Franciscan University of Steubenville, MA University at Buffalo
jmerlo@buffalo.edu

Interests: History of Philosophy (Medieval and Modern), Philosophy of Religion

Eric Merrell.

Eric Merrell

Eric Merrell, BA, Juniata College
ericmerr@buffalo.edu

Interests:  Epistemology, Philosophy of Language, and Kant

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Emanuel Mora-Moreno, BA Whitman College, MA Yale University, MDiv/STM Union Theological Seminary
mmoramor@bufalo.edu
Interests:  History of Philosophy, Ancient (Plato, Aristotle), Early Modern (esp. Spinoza, Hume) Kant, Hegel, American Pragmatism (esp. Neo-Pragmatism)

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Cameron G. More, BA Philosophy, Classics, History, Canisius College, Buffalo, NY
cgmore@buffalo.edu

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Andrew Pfeuffer, BA LaRoche College; MA Franciscan University of Steubenville
ajpfeuff@buffalo.edu

Interests: Kant, Rationalism, Modern Philosophy, Bioethics, Ethics, Philosophy of Medicine, and Philosophy of Science

Gloria Sanso.

Gloria Sanso

Gloria Sanso, BA and MA in Philosophy, University of Turin, Italy
gsanso@buffalo.edu
Interests: Applied Ontology, Philosophy of Language

Alec Sculley.

Alec Sculley

Alec Sculley, BA, University at Buffalo; MA in Philosophy, Western Michigan University
alecscul@buffalo.edu
Interests: Applied Philosophy, Ethics, Social Philosophy

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Thanos Spiliotakaras, MScR University of Edinburgh, BA, University of Athen
aspiliot@buffalo.edu

Interests: Kant, Hegel, Aesthetics, 19th and 20th century Continental Philosophy

Jonathan Vajda.

Jonathan Vajda

Jonathan Vajda, BA in psychology and philosophy, Central Michigan University; MA in religion, Westminster Theological Seminary; MA in philosophy, Western Michigan
jvajda@buffalo.edu

Interests: Early Modern, Metaphysics, Ethics

Personal website

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Joshua Vonderhaar, BA, New York University; MA , University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
jvonderh@buffalo.edu

Interests: Political Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

Finn Wilson.

Finn Wilson

Finn Wilson, BA Philosophy, D’Youville College
finnwils@buffalo.edu
Interests: Bioethics, Personal Identity, and Early Modern Philosophy

Peihong (Karl) Xie.

Peihong (Karl) Xie

Peihong (Karl) Xie, BA Philosophy, MA Philosophy of Science and Technology, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China
peihongx@buffalo.edu

Interests: Metaphysics, Philosophy of Science

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Tiankui Zeng, BS Economics, MA Philosophy, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
tiankuiz@buffalo.edu