The 2015 Ford Foundation Fellowships have been announced. Among the winners is Lori Gallegos de Castillo, who received one of the Dissertation Fellowships. Ms. Gallegos de Castillo is a PhD student in the Philosophy Department at Stony Brook. According to the department’s web site, “her dissertation work explores the role of empathy in how we acquire ethical knowledge and examines some of the challenges that stigmatizing social attitudes, generated from within a context of social inequality, pose for sentiment-based ethical theories.” The fellowships include, among other things, a $25,000 stipend.
116 Fellowships were awarded. Ms. Gallegos de Castillo is the only awardee based in a philosophy department.