Phronesis Lab supports innovative, interdisciplinary research that is focused on real-world problems, involving students, faculty, and community members, and driven by a commitment to social justice.
- web-hosting and networking
- accessible space for small group meetings
- financial support for research assistantships
- student internships
- volunteer opportunities
- small grants to support speakers, panels, and community activities
Photo: Phronesis Co-Founders Sione and Matt have a reunion at the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy meeting in Portland March 2016
Phronesis Lab is housed in the School of History, Philosophy, and Religion, in the College of Liberal Arts at OSU. We welcome collaborations from across the campus and the wider community.
Email Sharyn Clough if you’re interested in collaborating on any of our projects, or suggesting new ones.
Events and Activities
Newest! Stephanie Vasko, Michigan State University, gave two lectures in our Philosopher. Scientist. Citizen series in November, 2016.
New! In Portland in March of 2016,
Phronesis Lab researchers Sione Filimoehala, Sharyn Clough, and Rob Figueroa presented their work on pragmatism as a philosophical wedge in the K-12 curriculum at the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy meeting.
The fourth annual Phronesis Lab/College Hill Collaborative seminar on Peace and Social Justice wrapped up June 4, with 9 high school students from College Hill completing the 10-week class, led by Sharyn Clough, Matt Gaddis, and OSU students Haley Egan, Robyn Morris, Josh Stanley, and Alex Pho.
October 2015 Phronesis Visiting Scholar Mark Tschaepe contributed to our lecture series Philosopher.Scientist.Citizen with a fantastic lecture on Oct. 5/15 called: “Quantifying Experience: The Seduction of Neuroscientific Explanation in the Dopamine Democracy.” You can watch it here. And here’s an album of photos from the talk, on Facebook.
July 2015 Phronesis Scholar in Residence Mark Tschaepe gave two presentations during his summer stay. The first was focused on Prison Sexual Violence. You can view the slides here: A Noxious Injustice as Punishment
May 2015 The Phronesis High School Instructional Team gave a panel presentation “Promoting Social Justice with Engaged Philosophy” at a recent conference at Villanova University. Here’s some photos of the trip!
February 2015 Photos from our Philosopher.Scientist.Citizen series, featuring Stacey Ritz’s visit and her talk “On the integration of sex and gender considerations in basic experimental biomedical research.”
Check out our December 2014 Book Panel Video Extravaganza, discussing Colin Koopman’s new book Genealogy as Critique, featuring Phronesis Lab Director Sharyn Clough, Stephanie Jenkins, and Evan Gottlieb.