Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology elects John Bickle as Honorary Lifetime Member.
August 11, 2023
The American Society for Aesthetics has awarded a grant of $5,000 to Mississippi State University for its project "Philosophy, Race, and the Arts in Nashville Ballet's Lucy Negro Redux." The conference, to be held March 31-April 2, 2023, is directed by Kristin Boyce, Associate Professor of Philosophy. Funding to support the conference is also being provided by the Department of Philosophy and Religion and the Shackouls Honors College.
The conference is organized around Nashville Ballet's Lucy Negro Redux, created in 2019 and based on a collection of poems by Nashville-based poet, Caroline Randall Williams. The ballet is a collaboration between choreographer and Nashville Ballet artistic director, Paul Vasterling, Williams, and composer and musician, Rhiannon Giddens. It imaginatively explores the hypothesis that the "dark lady" of Shakespeare's sonnets was a woman of African descent.
October 12, 2022
Philosophy with a concentration in Religion major MacKenzie Paul was inducted into MSU's chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest and most prestigious honor society. Congratulations to MacKenzie!
July 15, 2022
Majors from Philosophy and Religion (Mia Robertson, Devin Hutchins, Ryan Jarratt) demonstrate their philosophical acumen on MSU's Speech and Debate Council.
Bébé Rayborn is using her talents to build a nationwide platform for human trafficking awareness.
Learn More for Major raises awareness of human trafficking
Hallie Green, Class of 2021
Dr. Anthony Neal
Dr. Alicia Hall