Graduate Students

MA Program

Reza Abdolrahmani entered the MA program in fall 2017.

Supervisor: Dr. Nicolas Fillion
Email: rabdolra at sfu.ca
Office:  WMC 4611

Eddie Cai entered the MA program in fall 2020. His primary interests at the moment are in logic and the philosophy of language. Some topics of interest include first order model theory, truth, propositional attitudes, content, and propositions.

Supervisor (interim): Dr. Kathleen Akins  
Email:  eddie_cai at sfu.ca
Office: 

Yan Chen entered the MA program in fall 2019.

Supervisor (interim): Dr. Jennifer Wang
Email: yca379 at sfu.ca
Office: WMC 4609 

Evan Eschelmuller entered the MA program in fall 2020 after completing his BA in psychology at the University of British Columbia. He is interested broadly in issues in science and ethics, and specifically in philosophy of mind and philosophy of cognitive science.

Supervisor (interim): Dr. Tom Donaldson
Email: ete2 at sfu.ca
Office:  

Iman Ferestade entered the MA program in fall 2020. He is a Ph.D. graduate in Mechanical Engineering from Iran University of Science and Technology. He has also been a visiting scholar at Virginia Tech university. His research interests are Philosophy of physics (classical mechanics), philosophy of mathematics, and philosophy of science. 

Supervisor (interim): Dr. Sam Black
Email: iman_ferestade at sfu.ca
Office: 

Mete Han Gencer entered the MA program in fall 2020 after majoring in philosophy and minoring in psychology at Bilkent University. His current interests are shaped by the questions of why people do what they do, and whether their reasons are justifiable by any means. These often lead him to explore more of the philosophy of action and metaethics. He also enjoys learning and thinking about long-standing and complex sources of motivation, such as power, religion, and social justice.

Supervisor (interim): Dr. Bruno Guindon
Email: mete_gencer at sfu.ca
Office: 

Chang Han entered the MA program in fall 2020. She graduated from Nanjing University in China with a Bachelor's Degree of Philosophy. She is currently interested in questions in ethics, political philosophy and epistemology.

Supervisor (interim): Dr. Martin Hahn
Email: cha157 at sfu.ca
Office: 

Curtis Hrusik entered the MA program in fall 2020. Presently his focal interests are in logic and the philosophy thereof as well as linguistics and the philosophy of language.

Supervisor (interim):  Dr. Dai Heide
Email:  curtis_hrusik at sfu.ca
Office:  

Ian Kahn entered the MA program in fall 2018. His primary current research interests are in philosophy of mind and ethics. When not doing philosophy he enjoys sewing apparel and working in his garden of native plants. 

Supervisor: Dr. Evan Tiffany
Email:  ikahn at sfu.ca
Office:  WMC 4607

Jing Hwan Khoo entered the MA program in fall 2019, after completing a double major in Philosophy and Computer Science and a minor in Creative Writing in New York University. He is interested in existentialism, ethics, metaethics, and social and political philosophy.

Supervisor:  Dr. Chelsea Rosenthal
Email: jhkhoo at sfu.ca
Office:  WMC 4613

Mengfei Lu entered the MA program in fall 2020. She graduated from St. John’s College (Santa Fe) with a BA in Liberal Arts. Her philosophical interests are broad. Recently she is interested in both the historical and contemporary accounts of perception, emotion, communication, knowledge and self-knowledge. She also likes to think about aesthetics and philosophy and literature.

Supervisor (interim): Dr. Chelsea Rosenthal
Email:  mla346 at sfu.ca
Office

Aaron Mascarenhas entered the MA program in fall 2019. He completed his Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) at Manipal University in 2015. He went on to complete an MA in Liberal Studies with a concentration in philosophy at Ashoka University in 2018. 

Supervisor:  Dr. Holly Andersen
Email:  amascare at sfu.ca
Office: WMC 4621

Milos Mihajlovic entered the MA program in fall 2019. 

Supervisor (interim):  Dr. Kathleen Akins
Email:  mmihajlo at sfu.ca
Office:  WMC 4609

Hesam Mohamadi entered the MA program in fall 2019. 

Supervisor:  Dr. Nic Fillion
Email:  hesam_mohamadi at sfu.ca
Office:  WMC 4615

Alexander Mohney entered the MA program in fall 2019. 

Supervisor (interim):  Dr. Dai Heide
Email:  amohney at sfu.ca
Office:   WMC 4621

Quok-Hung Nguyen-Le entered the MA program in fall 2019. 

Supervisor:  Dr. Chelsea Rosenthal
Email:  qnguyenl at sfu.ca
Office: WMC 4607

Mateo Ochoa Coloma entered the MA program in fall 2019. 

Supervisor:  Dr. Chelsea Rosenthal
Email:  mochoaco at sfu.ca
Office:  WMC 4611

Sarah Paquette entered the MA program in fall 2018. She has a BSc from Portland State University (2018), double majoring in psychology and philosophy. Her primary research interests are early modern philosophy, philosophy of mind, and epistemology.

Supervisor:  Dr. Lisa Shapiro
Email:  spaquett at sfu.ca
Office:  WMC 4609

Lauren Perry entered the MA program in 2018, after receiving her BA (Honours) degree in philosophy from Saint Mary’s University. Her main research interests are in moral, legal, and feminist philosophy. She is also interested in feminist history of philosophy, especially early modern philosophy.

Supervisor: Dr. Evan Tiffany
Email:  lcperry at sfu.ca
Office: WMC 4615

Daniel Polillo Daniel Polillo entered the MA program in fall 2019, after completing a BA (Honours) in Philosophy from McGill University. His primary interest is Kant and Kantianisms, and his secondary interests are formal systems, pragmatism, and the history of philosophy generally. 

Supervisor:  Dr. Dai Heide
Email:  dpolillo at sfu.ca
Office:  WMC 4617

Aaron Richardson entered the MA program in fall 2020. He is interested in the relationship between philosophy and science broadly construed, with a focus on historical approaches to the philosophy of science as well as the philosophical implications that stem from the scientific study of the mind. This includes considerations from the neurosciences, cognitive sciences, computing sciences as well as the general biological sciences.

Supervisor (interim): Dr. Lisa Shapiro
Email: aaron_richardson at sfu.ca
Office: 

Sherif Salem entered the MA program in fall 2020. He holds an MSc. in Economics from Queen Mary University of London, and an MA in Philosophy from the American University in Cairo. He is interested in epistemology, metaphysics, philosophy of science, philosophy of logic/mathematics, metaphilosophy, history of analytic philosophy, and non-western philosophical traditions (particularly, Islamic philosophy and African philosophy). He is also the co-founder of the Middle East Society for Analytic Philosophy

Supervisor (interim):  Dr. Evan Tiffany
Email: sherif_salem at sfu.ca
Office: 

Kesavan Thangopal entered the MA program in fall 2019 following a DPhil in Mathematics from the University of Oxford, UK and an MA in Philosophy, specialising in Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics from the University of Bristol. In addition to a keen interest in logic, and the history and philosophy of mathematics, he is also interested in ethics, metaethics, and social and political philosophy.

Supervisor (interim):  Dr. Jennifer Wang
Email:  kthanago at sfu.ca
Office:  WMC 4613

Jingyi Wang entered the MA program in fall 2020. Before settling on philosophy, she studied PPE(Philosophy, politics, and economics) in Renmin University of China. Now she is still exploring her areas of interest in philosophy.

Supervisor (interim):  Dr. Holly Andersen
Email:  jwa346 at sfu.ca
Office: 

Xinyu Xu entered the MA program in fall 2019. 

Supervisor (interim):  Dr. Endre Begby
Email:  xuxinyux at sfu.ca
Office:  WMC 4617

Jenna Yuzwa entered the MA program in fall 2019. She graduated from the University of Winnipeg with a BA (Honours) in Philosophy and a double minor in English and Theatre and Film. Her primary areas of philosophical interest include Bioethics, Philosophy of Technology, Logic, and Political Philosophy.

Supervisor (interim):  Dr. Holly Andersen
Email:  jyuzwa at sfu.ca
Office: