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2020-21 Postdoctoral Fellows
Dalitso Ruwe is a postdoctoral fellow in the Extending New Narratives in the History of Philosophy project at University of Guelph. His post-doc research will focus on the Black Abolitionists debates on American slavery that emerged from the National Negro Conventions of 1830-1864 and the role the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850 and migration to Canada afforded Black thinkers like Mary Ann Shadd to develop socio-political and legal critiques of American Slavery. Dr. Ruwe received his PhD in Philosophy in 2019 from Texas A&M. Previously, he was a Visiting Professor of Philosophy at Wittenberg University. His research focuses on Africana Political Philosophy with an emphasis on the Intellectual History of Black Racial Sciences, Intellectual History of Black Radical Tradition, Anti-Colonial Theory, and Africana Legal History.
Simona Vucu is a postdoctoral fellow in the Extending New Narratives in the History of Philosophy project at McGill University. Her project with Extending New Narratives will focus on how two medieval women writers, Catherine of Siena (1347–1380) and Christine de Pizan (1364–1430), used their own experiences as women actively engaged in public life to understand human socialization, and how this understanding informed their views on female agency and virtue ethics. Dr. Vucu received her PhD in Philosophy in 2018 from the University of Toronto. She was previously a Mellon postdoctoral fellow at the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies in Toronto, where she worked on medieval discussions of the difference between moral and legal reasoning and the ethical consequences of this distinction for how judges should try the cases before them. Her research is focused mainly on medieval philosophy, especially the intersection of ethics, metaphysics, and legal and political philosophy.