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Zach Dowling, who received his Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Loyola University New Orleans in 2021, has received a Fulbright Fellowship. 

The History and Philosophy Departments joined together to hold an awards ceremony for students in the department. Students Jesse Coleman, Allyssa Edwards, Franco Fuenes, Henry Glick, Delaney Harper, Jesse LeBouef, and Joeseph Pitre were awarded for their excellence as students, writers, and leaders. Faculty from both departments came together with friends and family of the awardees to express their support for the students. 


You can find photos taken by Dr. Justin Nystrom here.

Dr. Mark Gossiaux, Professor of Philosophy, received the College of Arts & Sciences 2022 Excellence in Research Award. A noted scholar of late medieval philosophy, Dr. Gossiaux was recognized for his 2021 article, "James of Viterbo on Seminal Reasons as inchoationes formarum" which was published in Vivarium, one of the leading journals in the world for the study of medieval philosophy and widely recognized as an unrivaled resource for the history of logic, semantics, epistemology, and metaphysics.


Professor Everett Fulmer presented at a panel about mob violence in the US Capitol. Dr. Fulmer discussed the role of social media in the insurrection. Other members of the panels included Loyola University Professors Mitchell Crusto, John Lovett, Isabel Media, and Justin Nystrom.








Many recent department graduates are continuing their work in philosophy this fall.

Ethics Bowl alumna Laura Cordell graduated from the University of Miami's School of Law in 2019 as an Annual Merit Scholar. Laura plans on specializing in immigration law.

Congratulations to Melody Bigelow-Monssen, who has been awarded a full scholarship to the London School of Economics, for a Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice Policy. Melody graduated in May 2019 with a BA in Philosophy, Politics, and Social Justice, and a BA in Criminal Justice.

Co-facilitators Dr. Joel MacClellan and Dr. Connie Mui led a team of Loyola undergraduates through another successful year of the Philosopher Kids project. The core belief of the program is that there is no age requirement to begin to learn how to think critically and philosophically. Doing philosophy is nothing more than having a series of conversations about those “big ideas,” such as courage, beauty, respect for others, knowledge, and justice.


The 2019 Philosophy Honors Thesis Presentations was held Friday, April 12th in the Monroe Library, Multimedia Room 1. Dinner followed afterwards with presenters, family, friends and faculty in attendance. Below is the list of this year's presenters, their thesis title and their advisor.


Kayla M. Koonz, "Wrongfulness of Misgendering" (Advisor, Dr. Jonathan Peterson)


Congratulations to the 2018-19 recipients of the Philosophy Department awards (from left to right) Margaret O'Connell, Grant Dufrene, Dea Devlin, and Emily Ortiz. Well deserved! 


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