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Elections 2018: Candidates for Elected Seats on the Graduate Student Council
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The candidates for election were given the opportunity to submit candidate statements, photos, and other ballot information. All information submitted by the candidates appears below, listed in alphabetical order by the candidates' last names. The candidates are as follows:

The two candidates receiving the most votes will be elected to two-year terms on the council beginning July 1, 2018.

Go to the 2018 APA Graduate Student Council ballot.

Please note: only student associate members of the association are eligible to vote.


Ashli Anda
Ashli Anda

Ashli Anda (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)

Please note: Ashli Anda has withdrawn as a candidate for a seat on the GSC. Since elections are already underway, her name will remain on the ballot, but votes for her will not be counted. If you have already cast a vote for Ashli Anda and would like to submit a new ballot, send an email to elections@apaonline.org.

Candidate Statement

I want to serve my colleagues and the field by sitting on the APA Graduate Student Council (GSC). Graduate school has been an incredibly trying time for me and I’ve not always done as well as I’d hoped but things are stabilizing and I want to use what I’ve learned to help others. The struggles that I and other poor, first generation college students face in philosophy deserve attention and discussion that results in a more inclusive and welcoming field. I’m still pursuing a teaching career because I found mentors and colleagues who care about me and want to help me succeed. I’d like to do work that allows me to support other graduate students’ academic pursuits. Serving on the GSC makes that possible.

Degree Information

PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, expected 2021
MA in Philosophy, Boston College, 2016
BA in Philosophy, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, 2014

Academic Appointments

  • Instructor of Philosophy (volunteer for the Education Justice Project), Danville Correctional Center, 2016
  • Adjunct Professor of Philosophy, Heartland Community College, 2016–present

Professional Offices

  • Pedagogy Chair, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2016–2017
  • Treasurer, Graduate Philosophy Organization (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), 2017–2018
  • Member, Graduate Employees' Organization (GEO) Strike Committee, 2018

Representative Major Publications

  • "Learning on the Job," jacobinmag.com (2018), with Adam Edwards
  • "An Interest, Not a Project: Hegel on Ethical Love and Procreation," Procreation, Parenthood, and Educational Rights: Ethical and Philosophical Issues, edited by J. Ahlberg and M. Cholbi (Routledge, 2017)

Website

Ashli Anda’s Website

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Troy S. Hall
Troy S. Hall

Troy S. Hall (University of Missouri)

Candidate Statement

It is a great honor to be presented with the opportunity for election to the APA Graduate Student Council. As a non-traditional student, I often feel that the voice of older graduate students in philosophy is overlooked. Many times, the non-traditional philosophy graduate student has a different set of challenges and concerns than their younger colleagues, including differing needs regarding social inclusion, mentoring, and job market preparation and advice. Even so, as a member of the council, I would be a strong advocate for all graduate students, regardless of demographics. Finally, I am fortunate to have had the honor of receiving both departmental and college-wide awards for excellence in teaching. I can think of few more important professional development concerns for philosophy graduate students than the improvement of this aspect of their professional development. I am hopeful that my experience with and passion for teaching and pedagogy will be helpful in developing these resources for my fellow graduate students.

Degree Information

PhD, University of Missouri, 2018
MM in Jazz Performance Studies, University of New Orleans 2005
MA in Philosophy, University of Missouri 2002
BA in Music/Philosophy, University of North Texas, 2000

Academic Appointments

  • Graduate Instructor of Philosophy, University of Missouri, 2014–present
  • Adjunct Instructor of Liberal Arts, Stephens College, 2006–2011
  • Instructor of Music, Indiana State University, 2006–2012

Professional Offices

  • President, University of Missouri Philosophy Graduate Student Organization, 2017–present
  • Vice President, University of Missouri Philosophy Graduate Student Organization, 2016–2017
  • Creator and Coordinator, Missouri Philosophy Forum

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Brian Jabarian
Brian Jabarian
Photo Credit: Déborah Chekroun

Brian Jabarian (Panthéon-Sorbonne University)

Candidate Statement

I am interested to serve on the APA’s Graduate Student Council for pursuing three goals.

Firstly, as an international (diplomas from Sorbonne, Aix-Marseille, LSE and graduate visiting positions held at Florence, NYU, ANU, Hebrew University) and as a student with a multi-ethnic background (French, Armenian-Syrian Lutherans, Russian), I am familiar and truly happy to evolve in a diversified environment and will be an effective and friendly welcome support for students from every part of the world (especially from underrepresented groups in philosophy) who desire to pursue graduate studies in philosophy in the English speaking world.

Secondly, having done a complete dual degree in philosophy and economics in parallel (BA, MA, MSc in Philosophy; BSc, MA in Economics) and pursuing now a specific PhD project in this interdisciplinary direction, I would be very stimulated to exchange and advise students from other fields who wish to pursue in philosophy and acquire philosophical competences or students from philosophy and the reserve. Bringing together distinct competences together towards a specific philosophical project is a fantastic opportunity to develop philosophy practice.

Thirdly, as a visiting research student next year at Princeton University, I would be more than motivated to take up this opportunity to act physically as a liaison between graduate students and distinct graduate departments.

Degree Information

PhD, Panthéon-Sorbonne University, expected 2020
MSc in Philosophy of Science, London School of Economics, 2017
MA in Contemporary Philosophy, Panthéon-Sorbonne University, 2016
MSc in Public Economics, Aix-Marseille University, 2015

Academic Appointments

  • Research Assistant of Prof. Marc Fleurbaey, Princeton University, 2017–present
  • Teaching Assistant in Mathematics, Philosophy of Economics, Economics (undergraduate), University Panthéon-Sorbonne, 2017–2018
  • Teaching Assistant in Economics of Art and Culture, Sciences Po, 2017–2018

Professional Offices

  • Associate Editor, Student Journal of Philosophy, London School of Economics Department of Philosophy, 2016–2017
  • Staff Member, 20th Annual Conference of the European Society for the History of Economic Thought (Paris), 2016

Website

Brian Jabarian’s Website

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Tamsin Kimoto
Tamsin Kimoto

Tamsin Kimoto (Emory University)

Candidate Statement

I am interested in serving on the Graduate Student Council for the APA because I am committed to building a more broadly inclusive profession. I have been attending various APA meetings for the last five years and have seen the organization make enormous strides to improving access and inclusion for an increasingly diverse membership. I think this is a worthwhile project, both professionally and philosophically, and I hope to do what I can as part of the GSC to support and expand these efforts.

I am eager to see the APA address the concerns of graduate students more broadly as well: the anxieties of the job market; the precarious situation of graduate and contingent faculty labor in the academy; and the need for more robust conversations around mental and emotional health in graduate education. These are all part of the realities currently facing graduate students, and I hope to work with other members of the GSC and the APA leadership to develop more and better resources for graduate students in professional philosophy grappling with these issues.

Degree Information

PhD, Emory University, expected 2021

Academic Appointments

  • George W. Woodruff Fellow, Emory University, 2016–present

Professional Offices

  • Member, Trans Philosophy Project Steering Committee, 2017–present
  • Founding Member and Co-Organizer, Minorities and Philosophy, Emory University Chapter, 2017–present
  • Climate and Inclusion Liaison, Emory University Department of Philosophy, 2017–present

Representative Major Publications

  • "Becoming Restive: Orientations in Asian American Feminist Theory and Praxis," in Asian American Feminisms and Women of Color Politics, edited by Lynn Fujiwara and Shireen Roshanravan (University of Washington Press, forthcoming 2018)

Website

Tamsin Kimoto’s Website

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Annette Martin
Annette Martin

Annette Martin (New York University)

Candidate Statement

I am interested in serving on the Graduate Student Council because I would like to continue pushing forward issues of diversity and inclusiveness in philosophy on a broader scale. As a first year in my department, I joined a task force on sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior and created a reading group on climate in philosophy. Since then, I have organized the reading group for 2.5 years and served on my department’s climate committee for three years. I co-founded a local MAP chapter last spring and have spent the last year developing new workshops to serve the graduate and undergraduate communities at NYU, while also collaborating with chapters in the NYC area for regional programming. The challenges I have faced doing this work have made it clear that broader institutional changes are required to make real progress.

As a member of the Graduate Student Council, I would seek to work with my fellow council members to continue pressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness. Data about the composition of our syllabi should be collected and critically reflected on. Real conversations must be had about what to do in the face of widespread, gendered harassment. And conversations about diversity and inclusiveness must be expanded to include not only gender, but also race, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, and more. I would continue to push forward these and other issues as student council member.

Degree Information

PhD, New York University, expected 2020
BA in Philosophy and Mathematics, Carleton College, 2014

Professional Offices

  • Founder and Organizer, Minorities and Philosophy, New York University Chapter, 2017–present
  • Member, Committee on Climate, Diversity, and Inclusiveness, New York University Department of Philosophy, 2015–present
  • Founder and Organizer, Academic Climate and Philosophy Reading Group, New York University, 2014–2017

Website

Annette Martin’s Website

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Andrew Molas
Andrew Molas

Andrew Molas (York University)

Candidate Statement

I am a doctoral candidate in Philosophy at York University in Toronto. In addition to presenting my research at 40 conferences throughout North America and Europe, I am author of 8 articles and the recipient of 15 scholarships and awards. My research focuses on the role that empathy plays in our engagement with persons living with mental health challenges and how cultivating a phenomenological concept of empathy can reduce stigma. More broadly, I work on the ethics of care as a normative theory and examine its application within interpersonal and professional contexts. I am currently President of the Philosophy Graduate Student Association, York University's representative for the Canadian Bioethics Society, a Minorities and Philosophy chapter representative, and a member of the Canadian Philosophical Association’s Equity Committee. I also work as a Teaching Commons Tutor (TCT) and serve as a mentor to York’s graduate students. I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) at the beginning of my undergraduate studies in 2007. Due to living with a chronic disability, I am sensitive towards others who are affected by health issues and, as a teacher, my goal is to make my classrooms as inclusive and barrier-free as possible for all students.

Degree Information

PhD, York University, expected 2019
MA, York University, 2014
BA in English and Philosophy, University of Toronto, 2011

Academic Appointments

  • Course Director in Philosophy, York University, 2018
  • Teaching Commons Tutor, York University, 2016–present
  • Teaching Assistant in Philosophy, York University, 2014–present

Professional Offices

  • President, York University Philosophy Graduate Student Association, 2017–present
  • University Representative, Canadian Bioethics Society, 2017–present
  • Member, Canadian Philosophical Association Equity Committee, 2017–present

Representative Major Publications

  • “Empathy, Asymmetrical Reciprocity, and the Ethics of Mental Health Care,” Journal of the Canadian Society for the Study of Practical Ethics 2:1 (forthcoming 2018)
  • “Defending the CRPD: Dignity, Flourishing, and the Universal Right to Mental Health,” The International Journal of Human Rights 20:8 (2016)
  • “Silent Voices, Hidden Knowledge: Ecological Thinking and the Role of Mental Health Advocacy,” Dialogue: Canadian Philosophical Review 55:1 (2016)

Website

Andrew Molas’s Website

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