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Being in the World: Careers in Academia Panel
January 17, 2024 | 6:00PM – 7:00PM PT
Considering a career in academia after earning your Philosophy degree? Join us for a virtual career panel discussion and Q&A with UCLA Philosophy alumni who are now working as professors at institutions such as University of Toronto and Wichita State University!
Find out what our alumni are doing now and how they got there. Walk away with real-world advice for how to approach your post-grad career.
Meet the Speakers
Susan V. H. Castro, PhD
Director, The Academic Center for Biomedical and Health Humanities
Associate Professor and Department Chair, Department of Philosophy at Wichita State University
Susan is an Associate Professor of Philosophy and Department Chair at Wichita State University. In her early career, she worked on the Human Genome Project at UCLA, where she developed an interest in conceptual analysis, systematicity, and applied ethics. Her research primarily concerns the family of phenomena involved in acting or cognizing as if, in a wide range of contexts that include an imagination-centered Kantian theory of autism, cognitive shifts in philosophy of humor, algorithmic agency and social justice, Immanuel Kant’s peculiar moral imperative to “act as if your maxim were to become by your will a universal law of nature” (aka Kant’s formula of nature), and Japanese philosophy of art (mastery and performance in renga and Noh). Most recently, as the founding director of The Academic Center for Biomedical and Health Humanities (HealthHum) in 2023, she is working with a multidisciplinary cohort of scholars to raise visibility, collaboration, and effectiveness of biomedical and health humanities in the region. Susan teaches a wide variety of courses including Late Modern Philosophy, Metaethics, Philosophy of Law, Philosophy of Medicine, Business Ethics, Philosophy of Humor, Biomedical Engineering Ethics, Cyberethics, and Ethics of Big Data. Susan graduated from UCLA with a BA in math/applied science, specialization in computing, in 1993 and PhD in philosophy from UCLA in 2006.
Marleen Rozemond, PhD
Professor of Philosophy at University of Toronto
Marleen Rozemond is a professor of Philosophy at the University of Toronto whose research interests include early modern philosophy. Professor Rozemond earned a BA in French literature and linguistics from Free University, Amsterdam, and a PhD from UCLA.
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