Curriculum Vitae

SAVANNAH PEARLMAN

Savannah.Pearlman@gmail.com


Education

Indiana University, Bloomington, IN  — Expected May 2022, PhD Philosophy

  • Concentration in Metaphysics and Epistemology
  • Graduate minor in Higher Education and Student Affairs
  • Certificate in College Pedagogy

Tufts University, Medford, MA — May 2016, M.A. Philosophy       

  • Epistemology Area of Strength Exam Passed Fall 2014

Brandeis University, Waltham, MA — May 2012, B.A. Philosophy, French & Politics Minors

  • Dean’s List, all semesters
  • Graduated Magna Cum Laude with High Honors in Philosophy

Published works

“Flipping the Logic Classroom: Arguments for and Challenges Addressed” in Teaching Philosophy, December 2019

“White Philosophers: It’s Time to Stop Using Digital Blackface” on the APA Blog, December 2019

“Duties to Graduate Workers: Labor Protections in the COVID-19 Era” on the APA Blog, June 2020

Instructor of Record

Indiana University: Race, Gender and Sexuality in Philosophical Perspectives, Spring 2020

  • Design and implement curriculum for this class of 40 students
  • Teach twice a week, as well as offer weekly office hours, and grade all written works and assignments
  • This class was re-designed for online implementation due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Associate Instructorships

Indiana University: Intro to Ethics with John Robison, Fall 2019

  • Teach weekly discussion sections for 40 students; grade all written work and assignments

Indiana University: Philosophical Writing & Methods with Adam Leite, Spring 2019

  • Serve as a personal tutor for 6 philosophy majors and minors as they develop their philosophical writing

Indiana University: Elementary Logic with Krasimira Filcheva, Fall 2018

  • Teach weekly discussion sections for 40 students; grade all problem sets and assignments

Indiana University: Intro to Philosophy with Adam Leite, Spring 2018

  • Teach weekly discussion sections for 43 students; grade all papers and assignments

Indiana University: Intro to Philosophy with Kirk Ludwig, Fall 2017

  • Teach weekly discussion sections for 43 students; grade all papers and assignments
  • Lead lecture during the professor’s occasional absence

Teaching Assistantships

Tufts University: Mind & Language with Daniel Dennett, Spring 2016

  • Grade all exams, problem sets and papers for 47 students; lead discussion sections during the professor’s occasional absence

Tufts University: Feminist Philosophy with Nancy Bauer, Fall 2015

  • Hold weekly office hours for 62 students; Grade all written assignments and moderate the online forum

Tufts University: Logic with Susan Russinoff, Spring 2015

  • Hold weekly office hours for 72 students; Serve as a grader for exams and problem sets

Conference Presentations

Stanford Ethics Center Junior Scholars Workshop, September 2020

  • Invited to present a paper, “Why You Ought to Defer: Epistemic Deference, Actional Deference, and Marginalized Identity,” co-authored with Elizabeth Williams, at a workshop for early career scholars in political philosophy, political theory, and moral philosophy. (Canceled due to COVID-19).

American Association of Philosophy Teachers Workshop, July 2020

  • Presented a pedagogical method on developing anti-racist learning activities and assignments. Our group (which included Valerie Williams, Sharon Mason, Barbara Fultner, and Yvette Pearson) developed an assignment for centering non-western philosophers, philosophies, and lived experiences

Athena In Action Workshop, June 2020

  • Presented a paper, “Why You Ought to Defer: Epistemic Deference, Actional Deference, and Marginalized Identity,” co-authored with Elizabeth Williams, at a networking and mentoring workshop for graduate women in philosophy

2019 Pacific American Philosophical Association Divisional Meeting

  • Presented a paper, “Moral Deference and Identity-Based Moral Harms” co-authored with Elizabeth Williams, on a panel for Deference on Moral Testimony
  • Presented a paper, “Creating Inclusive Spaces: Flipping the Logic Classroom” in a session directed by Minorities and Philosophy (MAP)

2019 Central American Philosophical Association Divisional Meeting                             

  • Presented a paper, “An Epistemic Injustice Critique of Austin’s Ordinary Language Epistemology”

Indiana University Philosophy Department Graduate Colloquia 

  • Presented a paper, “An Epistemic Injustice Critique of Austin’s Ordinary Language Epistemology” in February 2019       
  • Presented a paper, “Moral Deference and Identity-Based Moral Harms” in April 2019       
  • Presented a paper, “White Philosophers: It’s Time to Stop Using Digital Blackface” in October 2019                        

Funding

Scholarship Awards

  • Indiana University Nelson Dissertation Fellowship, awarded Fall 2020
  • Indiana University College of Arts and Sciences Graduate Fellowship, awarded Fall 2016
  • Indiana University Nelson Fellowship, awarded Fall 2016
  • Tufts University Philosophy Tuition Scholarship, awarded Fall 2014

Prizes

  • Winner of the Bo and Lynn Clark Outstanding Associate Instructor Award, which is based on faculty nominations, student evaluations and classroom observations, awarded by Indiana University Spring 2018
  • Winner of the Cariana Prize for best undergraduate philosophical essay, awarded by Brandeis University in Spring 2012

Travel Awards

  • IU Graduate and Professional Student Government Travel Award, Awarded in March 2020 to offset the cost of participating in the 2020 Pacific APA
  • APA Central Division Graduate Travel Stipend, Awarded in December 2018 to offset the cost of participating in the 2019 Central APA
  • IU College of Arts and Humanities Institute Graduate Conferenced Travel Award, Awarded in October 2019 to offset the cost of participating in the 2019 Central APA
  • IU College of Arts and Sciences Graduate Travel Award, Awarded in November 2019 to offset the cost of participating in the 2019 Central APA

Grants

  • APA Diversity and Inclusiveness Grant, awarded in May 2017 to facilitate a workshop on inclusive pedagogy in philosophy

Service

The European Journal of Women’s Studies, February 2020 – Present

Referee

  • Provide peer-review referee reports to the European Journal of Women’s Studies

2020 Pacific American Philosophical Association Divisional Meeting, April 2020

Facilitator

  • Organized a panel for a session titled “Bullying, Microaggressions, and Harassment.” (The panel did not occur because the 2020 Pacific APA was canceled due to COVID).

National High School Ethics Bowl, February 2020

Guest Case Writer

  • Provided a case based off of my APA blog article on Digital Blackface, for debate in the national competition of High School Ethics Bowl, which will take place at UNC in Spring 2020

2020 Central American Philosophical Association Divisional Meeting, February 2020      

Facilitator

  • Reviewed and selected submissions for a session titled “Productive Conversations on Problematic Issues: Graduate Student Edition.”                          

Indiana University Philosophy Department, August 2017 – August 2018  

Undergraduate Activities Coordinator

  • Schedule, advertise and implement a full range of department events and activities to enhance undergraduate education. Serve as the staff advisor for the Philosophy Club as well as Minorities and Philosophy (MAP).

APA Graduate Student Council, July 2017 – June 2020              

Vice Chair, Councilmember

  • Serve as a liaison between the graduate students in the discipline of philosophy and the APA, with the aim of reporting to the board of officers on issues of interest, concern, and relevance to graduate students.

Indiana University Grad Association of Students in Philosophy, August 2016 – 2017    

Climate Liaison

  • Responsible for bringing concerns regarding department climate to the attention of the climate committee, promoting diversity initiatives, and facilitating the annual climate survey.

Brandeis University Philosophy Department, April 2010 – May 2012    

Undergraduate Department Representative  

  • Appointed as a resource to fellow majors and minors; execute department programs and events.
  • Developed an honors track that was implemented by the department in Fall 2011.

WorkshopS

  • AAPT 2020: Anti-Racist and Pandemic Pedagogies, July 2020
  • Athena in Action (online due to COVID), June 2020
  • Transforming Your Research Into Teaching at IU, Summer 2019
  • Teaching Hub at the Pacific APA in Vancouver, April 2019
  • Teaching Hub at the Central APA in Denver, February 2019
  • Teaching Hub at the Pacific APA in San Diego, April 2018
  • Inclusive Pedagogy in Philosophy facilitated by the AAPT at IU, Sept. 2017

Graduate Coursework

Epistemology and Metaphysics

  • Graduate Seminar in Epistemology with Mark Kaplan, Indiana University
  • External World Skepticism with Adam Leite, Indiana University
  • Epistemology with Patrick Forber, Tufts University
  • Metaphysics with Brian Epstein, Tufts University
  • Independent Study in Epistemology with Jody Azzouni, Tufts University
  • Graduate Writing Seminar with David Denby and Avner Baz, Tufts University
  • Graduate Seminar in Epistemology with Berislav Marusic, Brandeis University

 Logic

  • Mathematical Logic with Larry Moss, Indiana University
  • Formal Logic with Gary Ebbs, Indiana University
  • Logic with George Smith, Tufts University

Ethics

  • Dissertation Research with Marcia Baron, Indiana University
  • Contemporary Ethical Theories with Kate Abramson, Indiana University
  • Slavery: Its Moral History with George Smith and Lionel McPherson, Tufts University

Social and Political Philosophy

  • Justice with Matthew Adams, Indiana University
  • Philosophy of Law with Erin Kelly, Tufts University

 History of Philosophy

  • Medieval Philosophy with Rega Wood, Indiana University
  • Kant Seminar with Allen Wood, Indiana University
  • History of Analytic Philosophy with David Denby, Tufts University
  • History of Modern Philosophy with Christiana Olfert, Tufts University

 Philosophy of Mind

  • Seminar in Mind and Action: Collective Action with Kirk Ludwig, Indiana University
  • Proseminar with Kirk Ludwig, Indiana University
  • Evolving Minds: Bacteria to Bach with Dan Dennett, Tufts University

 Philosophy of Language

  • Qualifying Research with Kirk Ludwig, Indiana University
  • Philosophy of Language with Dilip Ninan, Tufts University

 Higher Education and Student Affairs

  • Supervised College Teaching with Tom Laird, Indiana University
  • Independent Study on College Pedagogy with Tom Laird, Indiana  University
  • Higher Ed Organization & Administration with Sam Museum, Indiana University
  • College Teaching and Learning with Joan Middendorf, Indiana University
  • Curriculum in Higher Education with Tom Laird, Indiana University

Memberships

  • Member of the American Philosophical Association (APA)
  • Member of the American Association for Philosophy Teachers (AAPT)

Work Experience

Tufts University Dean of Students Affairs Office, August 2014 – May 2016

Graduate Assistant

  • Coordinate schedules, appointments, and special assignments for four university deans
  • Facilitate office operations, maintain confidential information, and field inquiries by phone and email

Harvard University Division of Continuing Education, August 2013 – August 2014

Enrollment Services Representative

  • Provide professional front-line customer service for all prospective and continuing student
  • Assist Harvard Extension and Summer School students with academic advising and course selection

Emerson College Graduate Admissions, June 2012 – August 2013

Application Coordinator

  • Process thousands of applications, credentials, and recommendations for ten graduate programs
  • Supervise the graduate Visitor’s Center Coordinator and oversee all graduate tour guides

Interviews

APA Blog Student Snapshot, June 2019

Indiana University: Philosophy Radio Hour, April 2017

  • Guest interview on the topic of diversity in philosophy and inclusive pedagogy