Kate Wojtkiewicz Awarded Dissertation Fellowship from the American Society for Aesthetics

Kate Wojtkiewicz Awarded Dissertation Fellowship from the American Society for Aesthetics

PhD Candidate Kathryn (Kate) Wojtkiewicz has won the 2019-2020 Dissertation Fellowship from the American Society of Aesthetics. According to ASA Secretary-Treasurer Julie Van Camp,

“[Kate] was selected from among seven applicants by a review committee of senior ASA members. Her dissertation, ‘The Social Responsibility of Creation: Fiction Creators and their Hermeneutical Responsibilities,’ explores the ways in which narrative fiction is well-placed to combat and deconstruct harmful stereotypes, whether by gender, race, sexuality, religion, and so on. She aims to develop a positive ethical idea of creative responsibility connected to both aesthetics and virtue theory. Wojtkiewicz received her B.A. from Manhattan College.”

Kate’s award marks the second ASA Dissertation Fellowship awarded to a CUNY Philosophy PhD student within the five years the fellowship has been awarded; alum Marilynn Johnson received the award in AY 2016-17.