Interviews with Academics #7: Professor Jane Anna Gordon on “Mastery”

Professor Jane Anna Gordon is a political theorist at the University of Connecticut. Her most recent work is "Statelessness and Contemporary Enslavement" (Routledge 2020). pwip spoke to her about coming to and navigating political theory and her work on creolising the canon. pwip: Do you have any advice to pass on, especially to minority undergraduates … Continue reading Interviews with Academics #7: Professor Jane Anna Gordon on “Mastery”

Interviews with Academics #7: Professor Jane Anna Gordon on Decolonising the Curriculum

Professor Jane Anna Gordon is a political theorist at the University of Connecticut. Her most recent work is "Statelessness and Contemporary Enslavement" (Routledge 2020). pwip spoke to her about coming to and navigating political theory and her work on creolising the canon. pwip: How do you wish political theory had been taught differently during your … Continue reading Interviews with Academics #7: Professor Jane Anna Gordon on Decolonising the Curriculum

Interviews with Academics #7: Professor Jane Anna Gordon on Coming to Political Theory

Professor Jane Anna Gordon is a political theorist at the University of Connecticut. Her most recent work is "Statelessness and Contemporary Enslavement" (Routledge 2020). pwip spoke to her about coming to and navigating political theory and her work on creolising the canon. pwip: Could you tell us a little bit about how you came to … Continue reading Interviews with Academics #7: Professor Jane Anna Gordon on Coming to Political Theory

Interviews with Academics #6: Professor Alison Scott-Baumann on Diversity in Education

Professor Alison Scott-Baumann is a professor of society and belief in the centre of Islamic studies at SOAS. Her work combines social justice and philosophy, and she has researched extensively on the lives of Muslim students and staff at UK universities. Read part one of our interview here One main observation of the “Re/presenting Islam … Continue reading Interviews with Academics #6: Professor Alison Scott-Baumann on Diversity in Education

Interviews with Academics #6: Professor Alison Scott-Baumann on Coming to Philosophy

Professor Alison Scott-Baumann is a professor of society and belief in the centre of Islamic studies at SOAS. Her work combines social justice and philosophy, and she has researched extensively on the lives of Muslim students and staff at UK universities. How did you come to philosophy and your particular interests? Half-way through my doctorate … Continue reading Interviews with Academics #6: Professor Alison Scott-Baumann on Coming to Philosophy

Why take the Indian Philosophy Paper?

This casual article is intended as a quick, informal, not-department endorsed resource for those considering balloting for the Indian philosophy paper for their final year in FHS Philosophy. I comment on why you might prioritize taking this topic as a paper here (in contrast to studying it independently or pursuing a more standard option) and … Continue reading Why take the Indian Philosophy Paper?

Interview with Academics #5: Dr Lavinia Picollo

[ID: a photo of Lavinia Picollo] Dr Lavinia Picollo is a lecturer in Philosophy at UCL. Her research focuses on philosophical logic, formal metaphysics, and the philosophy of logic and mathematics. How did you come to philosophy and your particular interests? My parents (especially my mother) were obsessed with having a knowledgeable kid. I would … Continue reading Interview with Academics #5: Dr Lavinia Picollo

Interview with Academics #4: Justin P. Holder

[ID: a photo of Justin P. Holder] Justin P.  Holder – DPhil Philosophy (in progress), MSt Study of Religions (Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford). BA Philosophy (The University of the West Indies , Cave Hill). How did you come to philosophy & your particular specialisations and/or interests? When I started as an undergrad at the University of the … Continue reading Interview with Academics #4: Justin P. Holder

Interview with Academics #3: Chiara Martini

[ID: a photo of Chiara Martini] Chiara Martini – DPhil Philosophy (in progress, Pembroke College), BPhil Philosophy (Somerville College), MA Philosophy (Università di Bologna), BA Philosophy (Università di Bologna & Université de Dijon-Bourgogne). Website: https://chiaramartini.eu How did you come to philosophy & your particular specialisations and/or interests? I am currently writing a DPhil thesis on Aristotle’s … Continue reading Interview with Academics #3: Chiara Martini

Book Review: Zulhaqem Zulkifli on ‘Discipline: The Path to Spiritual Growth’

"Discipline: The Path to Spiritual Growth", is a translation of Ibn Qudamah al-Maqdisi's "Mukhtasar Minhaj al-Qasidin", which is an expounding and commentary on Ibn al-Jawzi's "Minhaj al-Qasidin". As the title denotes, this is a text dedicated to the softening of hardened hearts and to rain upon spiritual droughts. The author lists extensively the qualities that … Continue reading Book Review: Zulhaqem Zulkifli on ‘Discipline: The Path to Spiritual Growth’