The Graduate Students in Philosophy (GSIP) collaborates with the department to support faculty-organized conferences and activities. GSIP organizes an annual conference, as well as hosting a Colloquia Series, in which current graduate students are encouraged to present their work. Additionally, the GSIP assists the faculty and department administration in coordinating department-wide social events.
GSIP Officers, 2021–2022
Jack Berg and Lilliane John - Co-Presidents
Elizabete Mezinska - Vice President
William Conway - Secretary
Conference Planning Sub-Committee - Ryan Adams, Sparkles Stanford
University Liaison Committee - Thomas Szwedska, Tiffany Race
Colloquium Planning Sub-Committee - Jacob Joyce, Gaia Ferrari
Communications Committee - Mary Brown, Christopher Lutz
GSIP Annual Conference Information
Each year the Graduate Students in Philosophy (GSIP) work together to organize a conference based on a topic and paired keynote voted on early in the year. While the President and Vice President of GSIP are the ones chiefly involved in organizing the conference itself, any graduate student can submit possible conference topics and keynotes as well as help review submissions. These conferences bring together a wide array of submissions from across the world and have hosted many brilliant keynote speakers.
Any questions about GSIP conferences should be directed to the current President of GSIP, Mackenzie Foster.
Fourteenth Annual Conference/Workshop: February 26-28, 2021
(Co-Sponsored and Co-Organized with Duquesne Women in Philosophy and Duquesne Minorities and Philosophy)
Conference/Workshop Title: "Embodied Voices: Phenomenological, Hermeneutical, and Psychoanalytic Approaches to Health"
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Gail Weiss, George Washington University
Plenary Speaker: Dr. Megan Craig, Stonybrook University
Thirteenth Annual Conference/Workshop: February 23, 2019
Conference/Workshop Title: "The Ascetic and the Ecstatic: The Limits of Pleasure"
Keynote Speaker: Karmen MacKendrick, Le Moyne College
Twelfth Annual Conference/Workshop: March 24, 2018
Conference/Workshop Title: "Memory"
Keynote Speaker: Chiara Bottici, The New School for Social Research
Eleventh Annual Conference/Workshop: March 17-18, 2017
Workshop Title: "On Forgiveness and War"
Keynote Speaker: Adrian Switzer, University of Missouri-Kansas City
Tenth Annual Conference: March 18-19, 2016
Conference Title: "Reason and Its Limits"
Keynote Speaker: Patrick Miller, Duquesne University
Ninth Annual Conference: February 21, 2015
Conference Title: “Ideology, Imaginary, Illusion: The Reality of the Unreal”
Keynote Speaker: Rebecca Comay, University of Toronto
Eighth Annual Conference: February 20, 2014
Conference Title: “Philosophy of Time”
Keynote Speaker: Martin Hägglund, Yale University
Seventh Annual Conference: February 23, 2013
Conference Title: “Philosophy and Nature”
Keynote Speaker: Adrian Johnston, University of New Mexico
Sixth Annual Conference: February 18, 2012
Conference Title: “Aesthetics and Politics”
Keynote Speaker: Gabriel Rockhill, VIllanova University
Fifth Annual Conference: April 2, 2011
Conference Title: “Wonder Manifested”
Keynote Speaker: David Bollert, Manhattan College
Fourth Annual Conference: April 10, 2010
Conference Title: “Thinking Desire”
Keynote Speaker: Babette Babich, Fordham University
Third Annual Conference: March 28, 2009
Conference Title: “Why Nietzsche? Which Nietzsche?”
Keynote: Kathleen Higgins, University of Texas at Austin
Second Annual Conference: February 23, 2008
Conference Title: “Ancient Friends in Contemporary Thinking.”
Keynote: John Sallis, Boston College
First Annual Conference: March 24, 2007
Conference Title: “Symbioses: Political Ontology and a New Metaphysics”
Keynote: Gregg Lambert, Syracuse University