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Cynthia Ma
  • 2020-2021 Graduate Fellow


Cynthia Ma is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Philosophy whose research interests include ancient philosophy and the history of political philosophy. She is writing her dissertation, “Tyranny and Philosophy in Plato’s Republic” under the direction of Professor Ronna Burger.

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