Fordham Philosophy Major Wins Fulbright Fellowship

The prestigious Fulbright Fellowships have just been announced, and we're delighted that Melani Shahin has been awarded a Fulbright to Germany. Melani is a senior with a double major in Philosophy and Music, graduating this May. She will live in Germany and teach English for ten months, beginning this September. Her fellowship includes a stipend and covers all of her expenses, with local support from Fulbright and connections to other Fellows in Germany and throughout Europe. 


Prof. Ray Grontkowski, In Memoriam

We are saddened to report the death of our beloved colleague Ray Grontkowski.


During his nearly 60 years at Fordham, Dr. Grontkowski dedicated his whole self to educating, challenging, and inspiring generations of Fordham students and families to think with an engaged mind and discerning heart about philosophical issues of life and death. Professor Grontkowski taught close to 16,000 Fordham students, and this spring marked his 117th semester of service to the University. Dr. Grontkowski will always be remembered for his practical wisdom, patience,
astounding organizational skills, and Ignatian care. 

A full story on Dr. Grontkowski's career is live here.

Tuesday, February 27 from 2:00-4:00pm and 7:00-9:00pm
McGrath Funeral Home
20 Cedar Street
Bronxville, NY 10708

(914) 337-6770

Mass of Christian Burial:
Wednesday, February 28 at 10:30am
Fordham University Church
441 East Fordham Road
Bronx, NY 10458

Entombment to follow at:
Woodlawn Cemetery
4199 Webster Avenue
Bronx, NY 10470

Requiescat in pace.



Fordham Philosophy Graduate Student, Franziska van Buren, has paper accepted for the Ancient Philosophy Society's annual conference

Fordham Philosophy Graduate Student, Franziska van Buren, will present her paper, "ΠΩΛΑΡΙΟΝ ΠΛΑΤΩΝΟΣ: The Role of σχῆμα, μορφή, and εἶδος in Reinterpreting the Relationship between Platonic Participation and Aristotle’s Metaphysics" at the Ancient Philosophy Society's 2018 annual conference at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Congratulations!

Prof. Babette Babich edits new book, "Hermeneutic Philosophies of Social Science

Professor Babette Babich has edited a new book, Hermeneutic Philosophies of Social Science

Hermeneutic Philosophies of Social Science offers an explicit concern with the subject of the human.  Contributions by key authors focus on politics, economics, applied ethics, political philosophy, aesthetics, education as well as the history of philosophy. 

Fordham Undergraduate Philosophy Student, Sanjana Rajagopal, wins Jane B. Aron Memorial Prize


The Jane B. Aron Memorial Prize in Philosophy is a prize awarded annually to a Fordham student at our Lincoln Center Campus majoring in philosophy who is entering their senior year. The student is selected by the philosophy faculty primarily on the basis of academic excellence, and receives an award of $2,000 towards their Fordham tuition. Congratulations, Sanjana! 

Right, Sanjana Rajagopal with her award. 

Dr. Matthew Crawford delivers annual Sullivan Lecture, "Attention as Cultural Problem and the Possibility of Education"

The Daniel J. Sullivan Memorial Lecture was inaugurated in 1985 to honor Professor Sullivan. The lecture was co-sponsored for many years by the Philosophy Department and Fordham's Jesuit Community with the aid of a fund established in Sullivan's honor. It has been sponsored by the Philosophy Department since 2010.


This year, Dr. Matthew Crawford gave the annual Sullivan Lecture, "Attention as a Cultural Problem and Possibility of Education." 

Right, Dr. Matthew Crawford delivers his talk.