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Teaching Assistant Professor
Director of Outreach

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Michael Vazquez

I am Teaching Assistant Professor and Director of Outreach in the Department of Philosophy and the Parr Center for Ethics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

My research interests span ancient philosophy (and the history of philosophy more broadly), ethical theory, philosophy of education, and democratic theory.

I am a summer lecturer on the Social Foundations of Education for Penn’s Mid-Career Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership.

I serve on the Public Philosophy Committee of the American Philosophical Association, the Advocacy Committee of the Philosophy Learning and Teaching Organization, and the Executive Committee of the National High School Ethics Bowl.

I received my PhD in Philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania in May 2020. My dissertation was entitled Practical Reasoning in Stoic Ethics, and my committee members were Susan Sauvé Meyer (supervisor), Errol Lord, Sukaina Hirji, and Jacob Klein. Prior to my doctoral studies, I received a BA in Philosophy and Humanities from Villanova University (2014) and completed the post-baccalaureate program in Classical Studies at the University of Pennsylvania (2015). I was also a visiting student in Classical Philosophy at Blackfriars Hall, University of Oxford (2013).