Graduate Students

MA Program

Reza Abdolrahmani entered the MA program in fall 2017.

Supervisor: Dr. Tom Donaldson
Email: rabdolra at sfu.ca
Office:  WMC 4611

Cody Brooks entered the MA program in fall 2017

Supervisor: Dr. Sam Black
Email: clbrooks at sfu.ca
Office:  WMC 4609

Yan Chen entered the MA program in fall 2019.

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

Mateo Ochoa Coloma entered the MA program in fall 2019. 

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

Cem Erkli entered the MA program in fall 2017, after completing his BA in Philosophy at Bilkent University, Turkey. He worked on probabilistic laws during his undergraduate, and is interested mainly in philosophy of science (and its sister fields: metaphysics and epistemology). He also dabbles in the occasional metaethics.

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

Mojgan Jafari entered the MA program in fall 2017

Supervisor: Dr. Lisa Shapiro
Email: mojganj at sfu.ca
Office: WMC 4616

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 (interim): Dr. Evan Tiffany
Email: jhkhoo at sfu.ca
Office:  WMC 4613

Aaron Mascarenhas entered the MA program in fall 2019. 

Supervisor (interim):  Dr. Chelsea Rosenthal
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 Mohamedi 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:   

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

Supervisor (interim):  Dr. Martin Hahn
Email:  qnguyenl at sfu.ca
Office: WMC 4607

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. Tom Donaldson
Email:  spaquett at sfu.ca
Office:  

Varsha Pai entered the MA program in fall 2017

Supervisor: Dr. Endre Begby
Email: varshap at sfu.ca
Office: WMC 4613

Lauren Perry entered the MA program in 2018, after receiving her BA (Honours) degree in philosophy from Saint Mary’s University. Her primary research interest is in early modern philosophy, and she is especially interested in women philosophers’ contributions to early modern metaphysics. Her other philosophical interests include feminist philosophy and aesthetics.

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

Daniel Polillo entered the MA program in fall 2019. 

Supervisor (interim):  Dr. Sam Black
Email:  dpolillo at sfu.ca
Office:  WMC 4617

Schuyler Pringle entered the MA program in fall 2018. He has a BA in philosophy from SFU (2017). His primary research interests are in metaphysics, political philosophy, and ethics.

Supervisor:  Dr. Dai Heide
Email:  pringle at sfu.ca
Office:  WMC 4615

David Rattray entered the MA program in fall 2018. He has a BA Honors degree in philosophy (minor in mathematics) from McGill University (2018). His primary research interests are at the intersections of philosophy of language, logic, and epistemology.

Supervisor: Dr. Sam Black
Email:  drattray at sfu.ca
Office: WMC 4611

Lutfi Shoufi entered the MA program in fall 2017

Supervisor: Dr. Chelsea Rosenthal
Email: mlbinmoh at sfu.ca
Office: WMC 4616

Ali Taghavinasab entered the MA program in fall 2017

Supervisor: Dr. Evan Tiffany
Email: staghavi at sfu.ca
Office: WMC 4621

Kesavan Thangopal entered the MA program in fall 2019. 

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

Somayeh Tohidi entered the MA program in fall 2017 with a Masters degree in philosophy of science from London School of Economics (LSE). She is particularly interested in using formal (mathematical) methods to solve problems in philosophy. The following are her areas of interest: general philosophy of science, formal epistemology and philosophy of action.

Supervisor: Dr. Nic Fillion
Email: stohidi at sfu.ca
Office: WMC 4617

Paul Xu entered the MA program in fall 2018. He holds a BA in philosophy from Acadia University (2018). His primary research interests are in logic, metaphysics, and epistemology.

Supervisor (interim): Dr. Dai Heide
Email:  paulx at sfu.ca
Office:  WMC 4607

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:  

PhD Program

Simon Pollon has received a BA in English and a BA (hons) in Philosophy from The University of Regina, and an MA in Philosophy from the University of Waterloo. His MA Thesis was concerned with mental representation and misrepresentation. He is presently ABD, and is working on his dissertation, which is concerned with finding the fundamental elements of Agency. His areas of interest are the philosophy of mind and the philosophy of biology.

Supervisor: Dr. Evan Tiffany

Email: scp4 at sfu.ca
Office:  WMC 4616