Graduate Philosophy Association (GPA)

The Graduate Philosophy Association is designed to promote graduate level organization of philosophy graduate students, as well as provide the opportunity for contribution, elevation and recognition within the department. The goals of this effort are to establish departmental graduate student colloquia, core reading discussion sessions, graduate student sponsored lectures and receptions for graduate student events. The focus of such goal-oriented efforts will be to create a working community of graduate students within the Philosophy Department that enables advancement of their individual academic and professional growth.

Established in the fall of 2011, the Graduate Philosophy Association is affiliated with the Graduate Student Association (GSA) of UNR, for the broader recognition of philosophy graduate students working for academic and professional development in the discipline of philosophy.

Upcoming Events


October 24-25, 2014

University of Nevada, Reno

Sponsored by the Department of Philosophy and the Leonard Endowment in Philosophy

Calls for Papers deadline is July 15, 2014. For questions, please contact Lisa Madura at or download the flyer


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Other Information

The UNR Philosophy Graduate Reading Group is the Facebook forum for connecting with fellow grad students for the purposes of readings, notes, and general philosophical discussion. It is available for posting papers or testing thesis ideas. For the freedom and privacy of anonymity, this is a closed group. Please apply at

Current Officers

President: Lisa Madura
Executive Officer: Chris Kloth
Executive Officer: Cam Dowhower
Faculty Advisor: Dr.Christopher Williams

Contact Information

Lisa Madura, President

Graduate Philosophy Association