Ryan Ravanpak. Ph.D. Candidate

MIT Department of Philosophy

I'm a fifth-year Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Philosophy at MIT. My research is primarily at the intersection of ethics and metaphysics. I also have research and teaching interests in bioethics, ethics of technology, and aesthetics. You can learn more about my research here.

In 2020-2021, I served as a Teaching Development Fellow in the MIT Teaching & Learning Laboratory. In Summer 2021, I served as an Ethics of Technology Teaching Fellow in a program piloted by the Office of Experiential Learning at MIT. In Spring, 2022, I am serving as the Ethical Thinking Instructor for an engineering course on climate and sustainability within the MIT Department of New Engineering Education Transformation (NEET). You can learn more about my teaching here.

Before MIT, I completed a B.A. at the University of California, Berkeley. I lived at Allen Ginsberg's old cottage address, which he wrote a poem about here. In my spare time, I write long-form fiction.

You can email me at ravanpak@mit.edu.

My CV can be found here.