New lecturers in Philosophy [updated]

The Philosophy Department has recently appointed two new lecturers to continuing positions.

John Thrasher (Ph.D. Arizona, 2013) specializes in political philosophy and moral theory. He has published on a variety of topics, including contractarianism, Adam Smith, the stability of consensus, and Epicurean political thought. John will be commencing work in the department in July 2014.

Jennifer Windt (Ph.D. Mainz, 2012) works in the philosophy of mind and cognitive science, and has a forthcoming book with MIT press, on both empirical and philosophical approaches to dreaming. Jenny will be commencing at Monash in February 2015, but she will also be making a brief visit to the Department in July this year.

Update: The Department has more recently appointed Alexei Procyshyn to a three-year Lecturer position in European Philosophy and Critical Theory.

Alexei completed undergraduate and MA studies in Canada, followed by a PhD at the New School for Social Research in 2013. His doctoral research focused on the concept of critique in the work of Walter Benjamin. He comes to us from a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Macau, and will be commencing in July.