Wendy Salkin named 2018 Harvard Horizons Scholar

January 17, 2018
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In December, Harvard University's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences announced the appointment of eight graduate students to its Harvard Horizons Scholars programs. Among them was the Department of Philosophy's own Wendy Salkin. Salkin--who is also a Mellon Sawyer Fellow at Boston University this year where she participates in a series of seminars on the theme of “Humanities and Technology at the Crossroads"-- is currently finishing her dissertation, entitled The Nicest Problem: Informal Political Representatives and Their Responsibilities to the Represented. In the fall, she will take up her position as assistant professor of philosophy at San Francisco State University. Salkin is the second student from Harvard's Department of Philosophy to be named a Harvard Horizons Scholar.

The Harvard Horizons Scholars program recognizes the innovative work being done by graduate students at Harvard and offers them "in-depth mentoring on the art of effective presentation." The program culminates in a series of presentations by the selected scholars at Harvard's Sanders Theatre on April 11, 2018, at 4:30 p.m .

Perhaps fittingly for a program designed to help scholars hone their skills as effective speakers, Salkin's scholarship focuses on a variety of issues and problems that surround the act of "speaking for others." You can read more about her work and on her career both at and outside of Harvard here.

In receiving this prestigious opportunity, Salkin is joined by Marie-Christine Nizzi, a graduate student in the Department of Psychology and a former was a Fellow in Philosophy from 2011-2013.

The Department of Philosophy at Harvard warmly congratulates both Wendy and Marie-Christine on this fine achievement.
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