Congratulations goes out to Marybel Menzies, fourth year philosophy student and APS president, who was selected for a Jackman Humanities Institute research fellowship along with the Zoltan D. Simo Undergraduate Award in the Humanities earlier this year.
More recently, she was also honoured with the Katherine Nagel Philosophy prize, which is awarded to a third or fourth year student in the Major or Specialist Program in Philosophy whose grades and performance in Philosophy, in the opinion of the faculty, have best demonstrated excellence in the subject.
As a JHI fellow, Marybel will be working under the supervision of George Boy-Stones, professor of Classics and Philosophy, to examine subjectivity and the aesthetic experience. Her thesis argues that “the subjective self and the aesthetic experience are mutually dependent, interrelated, and dynamically instantiated and since our engagement with aesthetic experience is actively figured into our construction of the self, the agent has a responsibility to curate their aesthetic environment for moral reasons”.
Marybel will be presenting her research at UofT’s Jackman Humanities Institute on April 14th 2022. Please join the department in celebrating Marybel’s outstanding achievements.