Recent PhD awards

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  Maria Chedonadshkih
Year completed: 2017
Project:  
Supervisor: Peter Osborne
Examiners: Craig Brandist and Etienne Balibar
  Josefine Wikström
Year completed: 2017
Project:  
Supervisor: Peter Osborne
Examiners: John Roberts and Éric Alliez
  Andres Saenz de Sicilia
Year completed: 2016
Project: The Problem of Subsumption in Kant, Hegel and Marx
Supervisor: Peter Osborne
Examiners: Alberto Toscano and Etienne Balibar
  Stefano Pippa
Year completed: 2016
Project: Althusser and Contingency
Supervisors: Peter Hallward
Examiners: Vittorio Morfino and Etienne Balibar
  Lucie Mercier
Year completed: 2016
Project: The Inside Passage: Translation as Method and Relation in Serres and Benjamin
Supervisor: Peter Osborne and Etienne Balibar
Examiner David Webb
  Hammam Aldouri
Year completed: 2015
Project: Hegel's Aufhebung
Supervisor: Peter Osborne
Examiner: Antonia Birnbaum
  Susana Caló
Year completed: 2015
Project: A Politics of Langauge: Enunciation as Political Praxis in Guattari and Deleuze
Supervisors: Peter Osborne
Examiner: Nicholas Thoburn
  Iain Campbell
Year completed: 2015
Project: Experimental Practices of Music and Philosophy in John Cage and Gilles Deleuze
Supervisors: Eric Alliez
Examiner: Jeremy Gilbert
  George Tomlinson
Year completed: 2015
Project: Marx and the Concept of Historical Time
Supervisors: Peter Osborne
Examiner: Werner Bonefeld
  Margarita Karkagianni
Year completed: 2015
Project: The Concept of the Pathological in Bergson's Philosophy of Life
Supervisors: Howard Caygill
Examiner: Robin Durie, University of Exeter
  Bobby George
Year completed: 2014
Project: Arakawa and Gins: Philosophers of Life
Supervisors: Howard Caygill
Examiner: Jon Cook, University of East Anglia
  Max Blechman
Year completed: 2013
Project: Rousseau: The Politics of Common Sense
Supervisors: Peter Hallward
Examiner: Jacques Rancière (Emeritus, University of Paris 8)  
  Cas McMenamin
Year completed: 2013
Project: Which materialism?
Supervisor: Stella Sandford
Examiner: Iain McKenzie (University of Kent) 
  Rosa Nogues
Year completed: 2013
Project: Between Ethics and Politics: Feminism in Contemporary Art
Supervisor: Stella Sandford
Examiner: Catherine Grant (Goldsmiths, University of London) 
  Juan Rinaldi
Year completed: 2013
Project: Art and Geopolitics: The Politics of Autonomy in Contemporary Argentine Art
Supervisor: Peter Osborne and Éric Alliez
Examiner: John Kraniauskas (Birkeck, University of London) 
  Georgios Tsagdis
Year completed: 2013
Project: Nihil ex Nihilo: Heidegger and the Archeology of Nothing
Supervisors: Howard Caygill
Examiner: Miguel de Bestigui (University of Warwick)
  Bojana Cvejic
Year completed: 2013
Project: Choreographing Problems: Expressive Concepts in European Contemporary Dance
Supervisors: Peter Hallward and Éric Alliez
Examiners: Joe Kelleher (Roehampton University)
  Vijak Haddadi
Year completed: 2012
Project: Existential Cosmology: The Foundation of Post-Critical Metaphysics in Schelling
Supervisors: Éric Alliez and Peter Osborne
Examiners: Philippe Büttgen (CNRS, Paris)
  Kamini Vellodi
Year completed: 2012
Project: Tintorretto's Difference: Deleuze, Diagrammatics and the Problem of Art History
Supervisors: Éric Alliez and Peter Osborne
Examiners: Patricia Falguières (EHESS, Paris) and Adrian Rifkin (Goldsmiths, University of London)
  Tom Eyers
Year completed: 2011
Project: Jacques Lacan and the concept of the 'Real'
Supervisors: Peter Hallward and Stella Sandford
External examiners: Philippe van Haute (Radboud University, Nijmegen)
  Katie Lloyd Thomas
Year completed: 2010
Project: >Matter and Materials in the Architectural Specification
Supervisors: Peter Osborne and Rob Stone
External examiners: Andrew Barry (University of Oxford) and Mark Dorian (University of Edinburgh)
  Matthew Charles
Year completed: 2010
Project: Goethe's Kantian Epistemology in Walter Benjamin's Speculative Critical Theory
Supervisor: Peter Osborne and Stewart Martin
External examiner: Andrew Benjamin (Monash University)
  Dustin McWherter
Year completed: 2010
Project: Ontology and Cognitive Experience in Kant and Bhaskar
Supervisors: Peter Hallward and Stella Sandford
External examiners: Christopher Norris (Cardiff University)
  Peter Kapos
Year completed: 2010
Project: Freedom Moves in Leaps: The Problem of Choice in Kant and Fichte
Supervisors: Peter Osborne and Christian Kerslake
External examiner: Stephen Houlgate (University of Warwick)
  Luke Skrebowski
Year completed: 2009
Project: Systems Aesthetics: Conceptual Art and Critical Theory
Supervisors: Peter Osborne and Jon Bird
External examiner: Michael Newman (Chicago Art Institute & Goldsmiths)
  Wesley Phillips
Year completed: 2009
Project: Waiting in Vain: Metaphysics, Modernity and Music: T. W. Adorno, Martin Heidegger and Luigi Nono
Supervisors: Peter Osborne and Eric Alliez
External examiner: Andrew Benjamin (Monash University)
  Alan McPherson
Year completed: 2009
Project: Memory and Expectation in Aesthetics: A Study of Adorno's Aesthetic Theory
Supervisors: Peter Osborne and Stewart Martin
External examiner: Gary Peters (York St John University)
  Nuno Rodrigues
Year completed: 2009
Project: The Avant-Garde as Production of Difference
Supervisor: Peter Osborsne and Eric Alliez
External examiner: John Mullarkey (University of Dundee)
  Simon Skempton
Year completed: 2008
Project: Alienation After Derrida
Supervisors: Peter Osborne and Stella Sandford
External examiner: Simon Glendinning (LSE)
  Nina Power
Year completed: 2006
Project: From Theoretical Antihumanism to Practical Humanism: The Political Subject in Sartre, Althusser, and Badiou
Supervisors: Peter Osborne and Eric Alliez
External examiner: Etienne Balibar (Paris X-Nanterre)
  Andrew McGettigan
Year completed: 2006
Project: Disputes in the 'Metaphysics' of Ethico-Political Transformation: A Reassessment of the Speculative Philosophies of Jacques Derrida and Emmanuel Levinas
Supervisors: Peter Osborne and Stella Sandford
External examiners: Howard Caygill (Goldsmiths) and Marian Hobson (Queen Mary)
  Alastair Morgan
Year completed: 2005
Project: "Life Does Not Live": Experience and Life in the Philosophies of Theodor W. Adorno and Giorgio Agamben
Supervisor: Peter Osborne
External examiner: Simon Jarvis (Cambridge)
  Julie Kuhlken
Year completed: 2004
Project: Why Would a Philosopher Take an Artist Seriously?
Supervisor: Alex Düttmann
External examiner: Espen Hammer (Essex) and Christoph Menke (Potsdam)
  Adam Beck
Year completed: 2002
Project: Heidegger and Science: Nature, Objectivity and the Present-at-Hand
Supervisor: Jonathan Rée
External examiner: Denis McManus (Southampton)
  Christian Kerslake
Year completed: 2001
Project: The Problem of Immanence in Kant and Deleuze
Supervisor: Peter Osborne
External examiner: Stephen Houlgate (Warwick)
  Stewart Martin
Year completed: 2001
Project: Adorno and the Problem of Philosophy
Supervisor: Peter Osborne
External examiner: Simon Jarvis (Cambridge) and Howard Caygill (Goldsmiths)
  Jane Chamberlain
Year completed: 1999
Project: Reading Time: On the Idea of a Philosophical Poetics
Supervisor: Jonathan Rée
External examiner: David Wood (Vanderbilt)
  Edward Garrett
Year completed: 1998
Project: A Critical Examination of Private Property in Land, with Particular Application to Conflicts Arising from Section 5 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act
Supervisor: Philip Cole
  Bob Cannon
Year completed: 1998
Project: Rethinking the Normative Content of Critical Theory: Marx, Habermas and Beyond
Supervisor: Peter Osborne
  Andrew Rossiter
Year completed: 1997
Project: Textuality and Violence: the Difference in Heidegger and Derrida
Supervisor: Jonathan Rée
External examiner: Howard Caygill (Goldsmiths)
  Mark Neocleous
Year completed: 1995
Project: State, Power, Administration: Marxist and Foucauldian Perspectives on State Development in Britain 1832-1918
Supervisor: Peter Osborne
External examiner: Peter Dews (Essex)
Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy (CRMEP)