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        General Admission Contact
        The New School for Social Research
        Office of Admission
        79 Fifth Avenue, 5th floor
        New York, NY 10003
        212.229.5600 or 800.523.5411

        Admissions Liaison
        Miranda Young

        Department of Philosophy
        6 East 16th Street, room 1015A
        New York, NY 10003
        212.229.5707 x3078

        Mailing Address
        79 Fifth Ave, room 1015A
        New York, NY 10003

        Zed Adams

        Senior Secretary
        Despina Dontas

        Student Advisors
        James Trybendis
        Samuel Yelton

        Philosophy Student Handbook (PDF)

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    • With an interdisciplinary understanding of philosophical ideas and exceptional preparedness and scholarship, students from the Department of Philosophy go on to study and work with the brightest minds at the best institutions.

      Master’s Alumni

      Our MA alumni have pursued PhDs at top universities. While many choose to continue at The New School for Social Research, others have undertaken doctoral study at:

      • Columbia University
      • Northwestern University
      • Vanderbilt University
      • University of California, Los Angeles
      • Emory University
      • McGill University
      • Fordham University

      They have also found employment in the following sectors:


      • Director of Product Management, Xaxis
      • Senior associate, Cognizant
      • Linux platform manager, Ipsoft
      • Growth manager, Bird

      Media and Entertainment

      • Chairman, Prospect News
      • Team leader, Nielsen
      • Lead developer, Zoe Media Group
      • Freelance writer
      • Freelance filmmaker

      Nonprofits and NGOs

      • Founder, The Companion Project


      • Adjunct instructor

      PhD Alumni

      Our doctoral students are working in positions throughout the academic world.

      • Robert Grimwade (2018), adjunct assistant professor of philosophy, St. John's University and Long Island University
      • Joseph Lemelin (2018), Onassis Lecturer in Ancient Greek Thought, The New School for Social Research
      • Carlo Alvaro (2017), adjunct assistant professor, NYC College of Technology
      • Kevin Alistair Temple (2017), senior campaign writer and adjunct instructor, University of Toronto
      • Cameron Bassiri (2016), professorial lecturer, American University
      • Adam Gies (2016), lecturer, Clemson University
      • Marcello Kilani (2016), assistant professor, Eastern Connecticut State University
      • Edyta Kuzian (2016), postdoctoral scholar, Clemson University
      • Matthew Lampert (2016), assistant professor, Wheeling Jesuit University
      • Anna Aloisia Moser (2016), assistant professor, Katholische Privatuniversität (Austria)
      • Meghan Robinson (2016), assistant professor, Montclair State University
      • Roy Ben-Shai (2016), assistant professor, Sarah Lawrence College
      • Clayton Shoppa (2016), assistant professor, Saint Francis College
      • Fanny Soderback (2016), associate professor, DePaul University
      • Jason Fisette (2015), assistant professor, University of Nevada, Reno
      • Eric Godoy (2015), assistant professor, Illinois State University
      • Robin Muller (2015), assistant professor at California State University, Northridge
      • Anna Strelis (2015), fellow and instructor at the University of Copenhagen (Denmark)
      • Janna Van Grunsven (2015), assistant professor, Delft University of Technology (Netherlands)
      • Matthew Congdon (2014), assistant professor, Vanderbilt University
      • Karen Ng (2013), assistant professor, Vanderbilt University
      • Nolen Gertz (2012), assistant professor, University of Twente (Netherlands)
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