Bio

Alisa Bokulich is currently a Professor in the Philosophy Department at Boston University.  She received her Ph.D. in the History and Philosophy of Science from the University of Notre Dame, under the direction of the theoretical physicist James T. Cushing.  Since 2010 she has been the Director of the Center for Philosophy & History of Science at Boston University, where she also organizes the Boston Colloquium for Philosophy of Science.  She is also an Associate Member of the History of Science Department at Harvard University.  She is currently a Series Editor for Boston Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science (Springer) and has been elected a member of the Governing Board of the Philosophy of Science Association, serving 2018 – 2021.  She has been awarded a fellowship at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University for the 2021-22 academic year.


Interesting Facts:
She was the first woman ever to be tenured in the Philosophy Department at Boston University and the first woman to become a director of a center for history and philosophy of science in North America.  Her academic genealogy, traced through Ph.D. dissertation advisors, is Cushing—Max Dresden—George Uhlenbeck–Paul Ehrenfest–Ludwig Boltzmann.


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