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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. In recent years I have been working to assess the impact of pre-college philosophy programming on students, and in particular on the cultivation of intellectual and civic virtues.

I am committed to creating opportunities for folks across the lifespan to engage in philosophical and ethical reflection, especially in ways that bring younger and older folks into dialogue.

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).