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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 in the Department of Philosophy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I also serve as the Director of Outreach in Philosophy and at the Parr Center for Ethics, Carolina’s focal point for inquiry into and discussion of ethical questions.

I am also a lecturer on the Social Foundations of Education for the Mid-Career Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership at the University of Pennsylvania.

My research centers on Ancient Greek & Roman philosophy. I also have research and teaching interests in democratic theory, ethics, logic, and philosophy of education.

I am committed to creating opportunities for folks across the lifespan to engage in philosophical and ethical reflection, especially in an intergenerational way. To that end, I sit on the Executive Committee of the National High School Ethics Bowl, the Executive Committee of the Middle School Ethics Bowl, the Public Philosophy Committee of the American Philosophical Association, and the Academic Advisory Board of the Philosophy Learning and Teaching Organization.

I received my PhD in Philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania in May 2020. 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 Philosophy at Blackfriars Hall, University of Oxford (2013).