About Me

Director of Outreach & Teaching Assistant Professor of Philosophy

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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 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).

I am committed to forging lasting partnerships between the academy and the community, and to cultivating the philosophical voices of people of all ages.

In my spare time I enjoy tutoring folks of all ages in subjects like Ancient Greek, Latin, Philosophy, and Logic.