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Dr. Luke Hunt Receives President’s Faculty Research Award!

Dr. Hunt was selected for a President’s Faculty Research Award in the Emerging Scholars category for the Arts and Humanities. He is the author of The Retrieval of Liberalism in Policing (Oxford University Press, 2019) and The Police Identity Crisis – Hero, Warrior, Guardian, Algorithm (Routledge, 2021), and his third monograph, Police Deception and Dishonesty

Dr. Luke Hunt, “The Limits of Reallocative and Algorithmic Policing,” Journal Article

The Limits of Reallocative and Algorithmic Policing  Dr. Luke Hunt (The University of Alabama) Article in Criminal Justice Ethics, Vol. 41, Issue 1 (2022). Abstract: Policing in many parts of the world—the United States in particular—has embraced an archetypal model: a conception of the police based on the tenets of individuated archetypes, such as the heroic police

Lunch and Law discussion group

Are you interested in law and philosophy? Are you thinking about law school? Join the Lunch and Law discussion group! Lunch&Law This is an informal, lunchtime discussion group for students interested in law and philosophy. No background in law or philosophy necessary and open to all students and majors. Discussion topics may include: What is

Dr. Luke Hunt interviewed for article in “The New Republic”

Dr. Luke Hunt was interviewed for an article in The New Republic about the police’s use of informants.  The magazine piece examines cases in which the police use their leverage to get drug addicts to work as drug informants.  Hunt’s comments in the piece raise both procedural concerns about such cases (whether the informant had a

Congratulations Mackenzi Barrett!

Mackenzi Barrett, a graduate of the Philosophy department, has been offered a Don Lavoie Fellowship at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Congratulations 2020-2021 Scholarship & Award Winners!

Marten and Marie ten Hoor Prize Rachel Ploeger Norvin Richards Award Eric Carr & Leah Humble Iredell Jenkins Endowed Memorial Scholarship Andrew Byrd & Mackenzi Barrett Exceptional Service to Philosophy Department Award Jacob Lawrence

Congratulations Leah Humble!

Leah Humble, a double major in Philosophy and Political Science, will be competing with 38 other women for the title of Miss Alabama 2021! The competition will be held on June 12, 2021 at the Alabama Theatre in Birmingham. To view all of this year’s contestants, click here.

Congratulations Eric Carr!

Eric Carr has been accepted into Georgia State’s M.A. philosophy program, which includes a tuition waiver and assistantship.  Georgia State is one of the most highly regarded terminal M.A. philosophy programs in the country, known for its strong record of placing students into prestigious Ph.D. programs and its lauded teacher-training program.