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Jennifer Beers
  • Graduate Fellow 2008-2009


Jennifer Beers earned her B.A. (magna cum laude) in philosophy from Loyola University New Orleans in 1997 and her M.A. in philosophy from Tulane in 2000. She is a doctoral candidate in Tulane’s Department of Philosophy, writing her dissertation (tentatively titled “Poetry, Philosophy, Politics and Love: Aristophanes’ influence on Plato’s Symposium”) under the direction of Professor Ronna Burger. Her research interests include classical philosophy and culture, classical political philosophy and philosophy of religion.

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Established in memory of Charles H. Murphy, Sr. (1870-1954), and inspired by the vision of Charles H. Murphy, Jr. (1920-2002), The Murphy Institute exists to help Tulane faculty and students understand economic, moral, and political problems we all face and think about. More important, it exists to help us understand how these problems have come to be so closely interconnected.