Graduate Students

Jabran Amanat-Lee

Jabran Amanat-Lee

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LPH 315V

Jabran Amanat-Lee is a philosophy graduate student and teaching assistant at UNL. Currently, his primary interests are in Metaphysics, particularly the metaphysics of Identity, Composite Objects, Grounding, and Abstract Objects. Recently, he developed an interest in the metaphysics of non-being, and is working on developing a non-factualist account of nothingness. Jabran is also interested in Moral Status, Intention, Introspective Knowledge, Social Epistemology, and Free Will, mainly views that aim to preserve Free Will by appealing to Moral Responsibility.
Henrique Cassol Leal

Henrique Cassol Leal

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LPH 315S

Henrique Cassol Leal is a Philosophy graduate student and a Teaching Assistant at UNL. He earned his BA in Philosophy from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil, and his MA from the University of Missouri St. Louis (UMSL). His primary interests lie in metaethics, philosophy of action, and epistemology, especially when these areas intersect with concepts such as reasons, justification, normativity, and agency. Additionally, he maintains secondary interests in concepts and self-knowledge. In his leisure time, Henrique enjoys swimming, reading fiction, bike riding, and cherishing moments with his partner.
Joseph Dante

Joseph Dante

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Joseph Dante is a philosophy graduate student at UNL.
Mark Diep

Mark Diep

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Mark Diep is a philosophy graduate student at UNL.
Bjorn Flanagan

Bjorn Flanagan

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LPH 315S

Bjorn Flanagan is a philosophy graduate student and teaching assistant at UNL. He received his BA in Philosophy from the University of South Dakota (2019). His primary interests are in naturalized epistemology, pragmatism, and process philosophy. When he is not doing philosophy, Bjorn can probably be found disc golfing, tabletop gaming, or spending quality time with his wife and son (although those are not mutually exclusive).
Drew Gallagher

Drew Gallagher

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LPH 315W

Drew Gallagher is a philosophy graduate student and teaching assistant at UNL. Drew earned his B.A. in philosophy from the University of California at Santa Barbara and his M.A. in philosophy from San Francisco State University (with a thesis on Wittgenstein's Tractatus). His primary philosophical interests are in epistemology, ethics, German Idealism, and the political theology of Giorgio Agamben.
Guillermo Gonzalez

Guillermo Gonzalez

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LPH 337

Guillermo is a philosophy graduate student and teaching assistant at UNL. His research interests are primarily in metaphysics. He is also interested in formal logic, philosophical logic, and philosophy of logic. Within metaphysics Guillermo is primarily interested in the following topics: social ontology, non-existence, and metaphysics of modality. In his free time, Guillermo enjoys spending time with his wife and son. He also enjoys spending time with friends and other family members.
Janelle Gormley

Janelle Gormley

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LPH 315F

Janelle Gormley is a graduate student and teaching assistant at UNL. She received her B.A. of philosophy at the University of West Florida (2017), and she received her M.A. at the University of Florida (2019). Janelle’s primary interests include moral psychology, specifically with respect to Aristotelian Virtue Ethics. Other interests include, but are not limited to, the intersection between metaphysics and epistemology with respect to friendship (what friendship is, and what makes an agent justified in believing one is a friend), the role that literature or fiction plays with respect to moral learning, and rationality requirements on non-ideal agents. Aside from academic research interests, she is also exploring different avenues of philosophical pedagogy. In her free time, Janelle has picked up playing disc golf, painting neon landscapes, and gaming with friends.
Jack Henry

Jack Henry

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LPH 315S

Jack Henry is a philosophy graduate student and teaching assistant at UNL.
Sam Hobbs

Sam Hobbs

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Samuel Hobbs is a philosophy graduate student at UNL.
Swarnima Kain

Swarnima Kain

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Swarnima is a philosophy graduate student. She received her B.A and M.A. degrees from Lady Shri Ram College for Women in New Delhi, India. Swarnima's philosophical interests are Ethics, Philosophy of law, Value theory and Decision theory.
Lauren Kashi

Lauren Kashi

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Lauren is a philosophy graduate student at UNL. Lauren received her BA in philosophy from Arizona State University and her MA degree in philosophy from ASU as well. Lauren’s research interests are primarily social and political philosophy, metaethics, ethics, and epistemology. She is also interested in philosophy of science and applied ethics. Lauren enjoys reading, listening to metal, and makeup artistry.
Youmin Kim

Youmin Kim

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LPH 315F

Youmin Kim is a philosophy graduate student and teaching assistant at UNL. Her research interests include ethics, epistemology, philosophy of technology, and information ethics.
Eunhong Lee

Eunhong Lee

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LPH 315S

Eunhong Lee is a philosophy graduate student and teaching assistant at UNL. She received her B.A. and M.A. degrees from Chung-Ang University in South Korea. Eunhong’s philosophical interests include metaphysics, ethics, and philosophy of mind. Her non-philosophic interests include travel, yoga, and writing essays.
John Lee

John Lee

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John Lee is a philosophy graduate student at UNL. His interests are Ethics, Philosophy of Religion in/of Literature, and spending time with his wife and two boys.
Jason Lemmon

Jason Lemmon

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Jason Lemmon is a philosophy graduate student at UNL. He is currently teaching at Creighton University. He has a BA in philosophy from the University of Illinois at Chicago and an MA in philosophy from Northern Illinois University. He also has an MA in history from the University of Oregon, where his focus was intellectual history since Darwin. Currently, his primary focus is the relationship between practical reason and weakness of will.
Talhah Mustafa

Talhah Mustafa

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Talhah Mustafa (he/him) is a philosophy graduate student. He received his undergraduate degree in philosophy with a minor in mathematics from CUNY Baruch College. Talhah's main philosophical interests lie in social & political philosophy, critical race theory, and at the intersection of the two. His chief concern within this area deals with how institutional structures perpetuate racism. When Talhah isn't doing philosophy, you can find him running, hiking, biking, and looking for the fire extinguisher after cooking.

Erica Nicolas

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LPH 315F

Erica Nicolas is a philosophy graduate student and teaching assistant at UNL. She received her B.A. and M.A. degrees from the University of Arkansas. Her primary interest is in epistemology, specifically epistemic defeasibility and justification. Other interests include philosophy of mind (consciousness and memory), philosophy of social science (collective agency), bioethics, and metaphysics. Recently, she has been interested in the metaphysics of gender and has developed an associative account of gender. In her free time, Erica enjoys playing games, watching sunsets, and being a cloud critic.
Kevin Patton

Kevin Patton

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Kevin Patton is a philosophy graduate student at UNL.
Varkey Titus

Varkey Titus

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Varkey (Anand) Titus Jr. is a faculty member in the Management Department at the College of Business. He is interested in how modern ethics scholarship can inform business scholarship—particularly business ethics. His faculty profile is online.
Cheng Chang Tu

Cheng Chang Tu

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Cheng Chang (Alfred) Tu is a philosophy graduate student at UNL. He received both his BA and MA in philosophy from National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan. His primary research interests are metaphysics and epistemology.
Vileru

Vileru

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Vileru (pronounced “VIAL-roo”, rhyming with “smile zoo”) earned a BA in philosophy from California State University, East Bay and an MA in philosophy from San Francisco State University. Vileru is primarily interested in normativity, reasons, and agency, and is working on a version of reasons internalism that does not rely on the Humean theory of motivation.
Adara Vinal

Adara Vinal

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Adara Vinal is a philosophy graduate student at UNL. She graduated with her B.A. at the University of North Carolina at Asheville, and her philosophical interests include feminist philosophy, ethics, and social ontology. Her non-philosophical interests include playing with her dog Spice at the park, visiting the farmer's markets, and finding local coffee shops in Lincoln.
Tianchen Wang

Tianchen Wang

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Tianchen Wang is a philosophy graduate student at UNL.
Zachariah Wrublewski

Zachariah Wrublewski

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LPH 315W

Zachariah Wrublewski is a philosophy graduate student and teaching assistant at UNL. His primary philosophical interests are in metaethics, epistemology (with a special interest in modal epistemology), normative ethics, and philosophical pedagogy.
Chen Xia

Chen Xia

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Chen Xia is a philosophy graduate student and a teaching assistant at UNL.
Seungchul Yang

Seungchul Yang

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LPH 315S

Seungchul Yang is a philosophy graduate student and teaching assistant at UNL. He received his B.A. and M.A. degrees from Soongsil University in South Korea. Seungchul's philosophical interests include morality, normativity, and rationality.
Il-Hwan Yu

Il-Hwan Yu

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LPH 337

Il-Hwan Yu is a philosophy graduate student and teaching assistant at UNL. He is interested in moral philosophy, especially the intersection of meta-ethics and moral psychology.
Hanchao Zhao

Hanchao (Hans) Zhao

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Hanchao (Hans) Zhao is a philosophy graduate student at UNL. He is interested in epistemology, philosophy of action, moral psychology and German Idealism.
Isaac Zhu

Isaac Zhu

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LPH 315F

Isaac Zhu is a philosophy graduate student and teaching assistant at UNL. I received my B.A. from University of Washington. My research interests include metaethics, philosophy of science, philosophy of video game, philosophy of film, and philosophy of disability.