Well-Being Working Group

Since the fall of 2015, I have organized, with Teresa Bruno-Niño (Penn State) and Joseph Van Weelden (Ahmedabad), a group of early career researchers working on topics in the philosophy of welfare and related issues. We meet most weeks via Zoom to discuss drafts of our own work or the published work of others. 

The group's main aim is to support the research aims of its membership. We also provide broader career support such as feedback on job-market materials. 

The group's research output includes presentations at venues such as the Eastern, Central, and Pacific Division Meetings of the American Philosophical Association, the Saarland Workshop on Welfare, the Vancouver Summer Philosophy Conference, the Madison Metaethics Workshop, and publication in journals such as Utilitas, the Journal of Ethics & Social Philosophy, Philosophical Studies, and Ethical Theory & Moral Practice.  

Email me at akelley [at] lsu.edu to express interest in joining our group. We welcome early career (i.e., pre-tenure) researchers who are interested in talking philosophy in a friendly and supportive environment. 

Current membership

Teresa Bruno-Niño (co-organizer), assistant teaching professor, Pennsylvania State University

Lorenza D'Angelo, graduate student, Syracuse University

Kellan D. L. Head, graduate student, Syracuse University

Paul Forrester, graduate student, Yale University

Nikki Fortier, lecturer, Syracuse University

Jared Liebergen, graduate student, Syracuse University

Sherry Kao, assistant teaching professor, Georgetown University

Anthony Kelley (co-organizer), assistant professor, Louisiana State University 

Qiannan Li, assistant professor, University of California, Davis

Adam Patterson, graduate student, Syracuse University; lecturer at UNC-Greensboro

Ana Patricia Melchor Organista, graduate student, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Cuajimalpa

Joseph Van Weelden (co-organizer), assistant professor, Ahmedabad University

Xiang Yu, clinical ethics fellow, Alden March Bioethics Institute, Albany Medical College

Peter Zuk, research fellow, Center for Bioethics, Harvard Medical School