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UAB faculty and visiting philosophers give talks to the university community on a regular basis.  Some recent philosophy talks are listed below.

Jemison Lecture

The John S. Jemison, Jr. Visiting Professorship in the Humanities is named in honor of Dr. John Jemison, Jr., longtime supporter and friend of UAB. The fund is used to bring visiting scholars, writers, and professors to the humanities departments at UAB to enrich the academic and intellectual life of the entire UAB community and the City of Birmingham.

Recent speakers invited by the Philosophy Department include:

Speaker giving a lecture to a UAb Philosophy class
  • Hanna Pickard (Johns Hopkins University)
  • Gopal Sreenivasan (Duke University)
  • Ruth Chang (University of Oxford, UK)
  • Quayshawn Spencer (University of Pennsylvania)
  • Amia Srinivasan (University of Oxford, UK)
  • Myisha V. Cherry (University of California, Riverside)

Haddin Forum 

The Haddin Forum is an interdisciplinary forum where UAB College of Arts and Sciences faculty present their ongoing research and scholarship to an audience of faculty, staff, and student colleagues from across the College. The goal is to offer scholarship that is interdisciplinary and translatable to a broad audience, celebrating and elevating the intellectual vibrancy present in the academic atmosphere of the College of Arts and Sciences.

UAB philosophers presenting Haddin forum talks in 2022-23 are:

  • Lindsay Brainard on “What is Creativity? “
  • Josh May on “Expanding Neurodiversity: Mental Health Stigma and the Varieties of Human Agency”