Graduate Student Union

The Philosophy Graduate Student Union at Villanova University is the mediating body for Graduate Student business and activities in the Philosophy Department. PGSU (affectionately known as "pig-soo") holds several meetings throughout the academic year, as well as sponsors the Philosophy in Progress series, the Invited Speakers Series, and an annual conference in the spring.

 2018-2019 Officers

Invited Speakers Series

  • 2018: Jodi Dean (Hobart and William Smith Colleges)
  • 2017: Kathryn Gines (University of Memphis)
  • 2016: Banu Bargu (New School for Social Research)
  • 2015: Silvia Federici (Hofstra University)
  • 2014: Tamsin Lorraine (Swarthmore College)
  • 2013: George Yancy (Duquesne University)
  • 2012: Linda Martin Alcoff (CUNY)
  • 2011: Graham Priest (CUNY Graduate Center)
  • 2010: Daniel Heller-Roazen (Princeton University)
  • 2009: Elizabeth Grosz (Rutgers University)
  • 2008: Jay Lampert (University of Guelph)

Philosophy in Progress

Philosophy in Progress is a series of working-idea colloquia designed to promote the ongoing work and intellectual community of the Villanova Philosophy Department, as well as provide a venue within our department for philosophical presentation and feedback.

Professional Development

  • - Mission Statement: We at Erratic Impact love philosophy. Thus, it is our goal to make the study of philosophy easy and enjoyable by combining the best online resources with the most extensive text resources available. We also love books! Thus, it is our goal to use the internet to promote new (as well as established) authors in philosophy and related fields. We want to help students and teachers find your work.
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Philosophy Doctoral Program


Villanova University, SAC 108
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085
Phone: 610.519.8997
Fax: 610.519.4639

Director:  Julie Klein
Coordinator:  Terry DiMartino