Graduate Students

Graduate Students

 
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Avery Amerson

  • Degrees: BA in Psychology, Illinois Wesleyan University (2017)
  • Philosophical Interests: Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics
  • E-mailavery.amerson@student.csulb.edu
Gerardo Arroyo

  • Degrees: BA in Philosophy, California State University Dominguez Hills (2015)
  • Philosophical Interests: Ancient Greek Philosophy, Medieval Philosophy (esp. Aquinas), Phenomenology, Philosophy of Creativity, Kierkegaard
  • E-mail: gerardo.arroyo01@student.csulb.edu
Burgandy Basulto

  • Degrees: BA in Philosophy & BA in English, California State University Fullerton (2016)
  • Philosophical Interests: Epistemology, Philosophy of Art (esp. Film), Continental Philosophy, Ethics
  • E-mail: burgandypbasulto@gmail.com
Ian Browning

  • Degrees: BA in Film & Electronic Arts, California State University Long Beach (2018) 
  • Philosophical Interests: Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Film
  • E-mail: argent707@gmail.com
Megan Brubaker

  • Degree: BA in Philosophy, University of California Santa Cruz (2016)
  • Philosophical Interests: Phenomenology and Existentialism (esp. Heidegger), Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Psychology
  • E-mail: megan.brubaker@student.csulb.edu
Dean Bruce Dean Bruce

  • Degree: BS in Cell & Molecular Biology, California State University Long Beach (2011)
  • Philosophical Interests: Constructivist Epistemology, Scientific Anti-realism, Humean Moral Philosophy, Medieval Philosophy
  • E-mail: bruvi09@aol.com
Joanne Dalby

  • Degrees: Honors BA in Philosophy, University of Oregon (2011)
  • Philosophical Interests: History and Philosophy of Logic, History and Philosophy of Science, Epistemology (esp. Rationality & Methods of Inquiry), Feminist Phenomenology, Animal Ethics, Ancient Skepticism (esp. Sextus Empiricus).
  • E-mail: joanne.dalby@student.csulb.edu
Lissa Dechakul

  • Degrees: BA in Philosophy, University of California Riverside (2018)
  • Philosophical Interests: Philosophy of Love, Feminist Philosophy, Gender and Sexuality, Ethics
  • E-mail: lidechakul@gmail.com
Vincent del Prado

  • Degrees: BA in Philosophy & BA in Linguistics, University of California Santa Cruz (2014)
  • Philosophical Interests: Epistemology, Philosophy of Cognitive Science, Linguistics, Philosophy of Art, Ethical and Aesthetic questions concerning Technology and Nature
  • E-mail: vincentdelprado@gmail.com
Alex Estevez

  • Degrees: BA in Philosophy, California State University Long Beach (2016)
  • Philosophical Interests: Ethics, Metaphysics, Pragmatism, Philosophy of Religion
  • E-mail: mauricioav10@gmail.com
Damien Fernando

  • Degrees: Honors BA in Philosophy, California State University Long Beach (2013)
  • Philosophical Interests: Early Modern Philosophy (esp. Hume), Philosophy of Religion, Ethics, Philosophy of Science
  • E-mail: fernandodamien@yahoo.com
Christopher George

  • Degrees: Honors BA in Philosophy & Honors BA in French, University of New Mexico (2010)
  • Philosophical Interests: Ethics (esp. Moral Skepticism), Philosophy of Law (esp. Adjudicative Theory, Separability Thesis), Marx, Existentialism (esp. Recovery)
  • E-mailcgeorgie85@gmail.com
Amy Harms

  • Degrees: BA in Philosophy & BA in Business Management, Azusa Pacific University (2018)
  • Philosophical Interests: History of Ancient Philosophy (esp. Socrates), History of Early Modern Philosophy (esp. Descartes), Marx
  • E-mail: amy.harms@student.csulb.edu
Miguel Hernandez

  • Degrees: BA in Literature, California State University Northridge (2018)
  • Philosophical Interests: Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Cognitive Science, Philosophy of Psychology, Epistemology, Ethics, Philosophy of Religion
  • E-mail: miguel.hern.95@gmail.com
Shawn Hernandez

  • Degrees: BA in Philosophy, University of La Verne (2017)
  • Philosophical Interests:  Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language, Epistemology, Philosophy of Science
  • E-mail: shawn.hernandez94@gmail.com
Michael Hurley

  • Degrees: BA in Philosophy, California State University Long Beach (2012)
  • Philosophical Interests: Philosophy of Deception, Applied Ethics, Philosophy of Science, Epistemological Role of Intuition
  • E-mail: m.a.hurley@gmail.com
Michael Lara

  • Degrees: Honors BA in Philosophy, California State University Long Beach (2019)
  • Philosophical Interests: Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Language, Aesthetics
  • E-mail: michael.lara@student.csulb.edu
Jeffrey Lee

  • Degrees: BA in Philosophy, University of California Los Angeles (2017)
  • Philosophical Interests: Epistemology, Ethics, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Religion
  • E-mailjefflee9810@yahoo.com
Jose Leiva

  • Degrees: BA in Philosophy, California State Polytechnic University Pomona (2009)
  • Philosophical Interests: History of Philosophy, Metaphysics, Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Philosophical Theology, Metaphilosophy, Existentialism
  • E-mail: joseleiva21@yahoo.com
Caitlin Mace

  • Degrees: BA in Psychology, Humboldt State University (2018)
  • Philosophical Interests: Philosophical Psychology, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Cognitive Science, Phenomenology, Pragmatism (esp. William James)
  • E-mail: cbm272@humboldt.edu
Leandro Mendez

  • Degrees: BA in Philosophy, Florida International University (2018)
  • Philosophical Interests: Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Cognitive Science, Metaphysics, Epistemology, Philosophy of Science
  • E-mail: leandro.mendez@student.csulb.edu
Chris Mynatt

  • Degrees: BA in Philosophy, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (2017)
  • Philosophical Interests: Philosophy of Technology, Epistemology, Existentialism
  • E-mail: chris.mynatt@student.csulb.edu
Grayson Park

  • Degrees: BS in Journalism, California Polytechnic State University (2016)
  • Philosophical Interests: Ethics, Political Philosophy, Theology, Aesthetics, Epistemology, Metaphysics, Linguistics
  • E-mail: danielpark11@yahoo.com
David Ramirez-Ruz

  • Degrees: BA in Philosophy, California State University Long Beach (2019)
  • Philosophical Interests: Political Theory, Existentialism, Ethics, and Critical Theory
  • E-mail: druz13579@gmail.com
Kevin Reyes

  • Degrees: BA in Philosophy, Connecticut College (2017)
  • Philosophical Interests: Existentialism, Ethics, Post-Colonial and Critical Theory, Feminist Philosophy, Ontology, Phenomenology
  • E-mail: kevin.reyes03@student.csulb.edu
Jonathan Reza

  • Degrees: Honors BA in Philosophy, University of Redlands (2018)
  • Philosophical Interests: Metaphysics (esp. Ontology), Philosophy of Religion, Early Modern Philosophy
  • E-mail: jonathan.reza.96@gmail.com
Angel Santiago

  • Degrees: BA in Philosophy, California State University Long Beach (2018)
  • Philosophical Interests: Symbolic Logic and Ancient Philosophy
  • E-maila.santiago199477@yahoo.com
Ryan Shaver

  • Degrees: BA in Philosophy & BA in Visual Arts, University of California San Diego (2014)
  • Philosophical Interests: Artificial Intelligence, Connectionism, Formal Logic and Mathematics, Philosophy of Cognitive Science, Philosophy of Neuroscience, Pragmatism, Theories of Computation
  • E-mail: Ryan.Shaver@student.csulb.edu
Jon Tryby Jon Tryby

  • Degrees: BA in Philosophy & BA in Economics, California State University Long Beach (2013)
  • Philosophical Interests: Ethics, Metaphysics (esp. Possible Worlds), Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion (esp. Eastern)
  • E-mail: jonmtryby@hotmail.com
Joshua Vollman

  • Degrees: BA in Philosophy, University of California Santa Cruz (2013)
  • Philosophical Interests: Free Will, Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysics of Time
  • E-mail: joshua.vollman@student.csulb.edu
Kyle Waterbury
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  • Degrees: Humboldt State University (2014)
  • Philosophical Interests: Transformative Philosophy, Metaphilosophy (esp. the motives and social functions of philosophers), Metaethics (esp. moral skepticism), Existentialism