[Department of Philosophy, University of Saskatchewan, 100 Years]


Graduate Students


Derek Postnikoff   dlp537@mail.usask.ca
Derek completed a B.A. (Hons) at the University of Saskatchewan before completing an M.Sc. in mathematics at the University of Alberta in 2004. Derek is doing an interdisciplinary Ph.D. on metaphor and its role in mathematics. He is recipient of a University Graduate Scholarship. Supervisor: Sarah Hoffman.


Stephen Bagwell
Stephen holds a philosophy BA from the University of Saskatchewan and is writing his thesis on Hannah Arendt and the distinction between bios and zoe. Supervisor: Daniel Regnier.

Marzieh Eskandari  marzie.eskandari@gmail.com
Marzieh holds a BSc in Physics and an MSc in Philosophy of Science from Amirkabir University of Technology in Iran; she entered the program in Jan. 2013. Marzieh is interested in issues of knowledge and objectivity in the context of later Wittgenstein.

Ahmad Ghadyani
Ahmad holds a  BSc and MSc in civil engineering from Amirkabir University of Technology. Due to self-studying philosophy I became interested in existentialism and later Wittgenstein. As a graduate student at the U of S, I am working on the implications of existentialism and Wittgenstein's later philosophy for ethics. I am also interested in literature, especially Persian poetry.

Jules Hamara  jeh032@mail.usask.ca
Jules holds a philosophy BA from Concordia University and entered the program in Sept. 2012. Jules is interested in the philosophy of language.

Dexter Mallaley  koutouteki.sonzai@gmail.com
Dexter holds a philosophy BA from University of New Brunswick. He is writing his thesis on Nietzsche’s conception of the “warrior elite”, with reference to the Samurai philosophy of Bushido. Supervisor: John Liptay.

Ryan Meneses rym482@mail.usask.ca
Ryan Meneses completed his BA in Philosophy at the University of Saskatchewan and, as of 2013, is working towards completing his MA in Philosophy. He is interested in ideas centered on the importance of Philosophy in Education, and the effects of education on personal identity. 

Brandon Murray  bjm090@mail.usask.ca
Brandon holds a philosophy BA from the University of Saskatchewan and entered the program in Sept. 2012. Brandon is most interested in the theoretical philosophy of Kant, and the tension between nature and normativity.

Wenona Partridge   wds861@mail.usask.ca
Wenona is writing her thesis on imagination and formalism in aesthetics. Supervisor: Daniel Regnier.

Will Robbins   wer080@mail.usask.ca
Will has been awarded a SSHRC Master's Scholarship. He is investigating the role of imagination in the formation of moral agents. Supervisor: Emer O'Hagan.

Kathryn Rutherford  kar948@mail.usask.ca
Kati is interested in researching the relationship between faith and reason in Kierkegaard. In particular, she hopes to address the question of what exactly it is that Kierkegaard is rejecting through his Fideist assertions and why, as well as whether there is a role for reason in faith according to Kierkegaard and, if so, what this role might be. Supervisor: Leslie Howe.

Jason Sampara  jds412@mail.usask.ca
Jason is writing his thesis on the economic and ethical implications of intellectual property under the tentative title Communities of Intellectual Property: Re-imagining the Commons of Intellectual Property Rights. Supervisor: Ria Jenkins.

Derek Sutherland  dereks_suth@yahoo.ca
Derek will be working through a thesis inspired by some thoughts on language and knowledge from Michel Foucault. Specifically, the thesis will be considering technology, contemporary capitalism, and environmentalism, and how deconstruction and examination of these manifestations may impede or facilitate an understanding of humanity’s place in Nature.

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