Who We Are


  • Craig Callender

    Craig Callender

    Professor of Philosophy

    Craig Callender is a Professor of Philosophy at UC San Diego. Prior to that he worked in the Department of Philosophy, Logic & Scientific Method at the London School of Economics. He obtained his Ph.D. from Rutgers University in 1997.

    His main areas of research are:
    • Philosophy of Science
    • Philosophy of Physics
    • Metaphysics

    He also has serious teaching interests in Environmental Ethics, among other topics.

    His new book What Makes Time Special? was published by Oxford University Press (July 2017). He is working on a range of topics in the foundations of physics but also beginning research on (1) the nature of future time biases and (2) a book on environmental ethics.

  • John H. Evans

    John H. Evans

    Professor of Sociology

    John H. Evans earned his BA from Macalester College and his PhD from Princeton University. He has been a visiting member at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ, a post-doctoral fellow at Yale University and has held visiting professorial fellowships or honorary professorships at the Universities of Edinburgh, Muenster, Ben Gurion, and Queensland. He has published two books on the profession of bioethics, two books of sociological analyses of ethical controversies in reproductive genetics, and numerous articles about religion, science, ethics and politics. His most recent book is titled Morals Not Knowledge: Recasting the Contemporary U.S. Conflict Between Religion and Science (University of California Press).

Advisory Board Members

Core Faculty

Research Staff

  • Dr. Ramya M. Rajagopalan

    Assistant Research Scientist

Visiting Scholars

  • Sophia Efstathiou

    Sophia Efstathiou

    Spring-Summer 2018

    Postdoctoral Fellow at the Norwegian University of Technology and Science.

    Sophia has a joint honors degree in Math and Physics from Warwick University and a PhD in Philosophy and Science Studies from UC San Diego. She wrote her PhD on the use of race as a variable in biomedical research, and is now working on — among other topics — ethical issues emerging from big data and different scientific tools.

Postdoctoral Scholars

  • To be announced in Spring 2018.


  • Helen Olow

    Helen Olow

    Divisional Business Officer
    Dean’s Office, Arts & Humanities
    (858) 534-0054

  • Tara L. Nadeau

    Tara L. Nadeau

    Dean’s Office, Arts & Humanities
    (858) 822-4973