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About Lauren Olin

Lauren Olin's current research is focused on the philosophy of humor and the psychology of comic judgment, which she think is a kind of normative judgment.  She is interested both in questions about what humor is, and in questions about how we should study the capacities responsible for it. 

Her broader interests include the philosophy of cognitive science, value theory, the philosophy of mind, epistemology, ethics, and the philosophy of psychiatry.

Positions

Present Assistant Professor, University of Missouri-St. Louis
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Grants

2017 - 2017 Intercampus Course Sharing Development Grant for "Blind Spots"
University of Misouri
Colleague(s): Gualtiero Piccinnini, André Ariew, and Philip Robbins
$1,000
2017 - 2017 St. Louis College of Arts and Sciences Research Grant
University of Missouri
$11,380
2017 - 2017 St. Louis Office of Research Administration Junior Faculty Travel Grant
University of Missouri
$1,000
2016 - 2016 St. Louis College of Arts and Sciences Travel Grant
University of Missouri
$500
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Professional Service and Affiliations

2016 - Present Faculty Adviser, Philosophy Forum
2016 - Present College of Arts and Sciences Grad Appeal Committee, University of Missouri-St. Louis
2017 - 2017 Organizer, 1st Annual UMSL Neuroscience Research Showcase
2017 - 2017 Organizer, 9th Annual Meeting of the St. Louis Association for the Philosophy of Science
2015 - 2016 Faculty Senate, Philosophy Department's Respresentative, University of Missouri-St. Louis
2014 - 2015 Program Representative for Philosophy, Neuroscience, and Psychology, Washington University's Graduate Council
2013 - 2014 Organizer, 2nd & 3rd Annual Washington University Philosophical Research Symposium
2013 - 2013 Workshop Coordinator, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
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Honors and Awards

  • Liberman Fellowship in Teaching with Technology, Washington University's Teaching Center
  • The Helen Stenner Memorial Essay Prize, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Dissertation Fellowship Award, Washington University's College of Arts and Sciences
  • Mellon Graduate Student Fellowship Award, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching, Washington University's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
  • Graduate Student Fellowship Award, Washington University's Center for the Humanities

Education

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2015 PhD, Washington University in St. Louis ‐ Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology
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2012 MA, Washington University in St. Louis ‐ Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology
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2007 BA, McGill University ‐ Philosophy with Honors
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