Laura Benacquista

 Laura BenacquistaMs. Benacquista holds a B.A. (H) and an M.A. in Philosophy from the University of Windsor, completed in 2012. She spent a semester as a student fellow of the Centre for Research in Reasoning, Argumentation and Rhetoric (CRRAR). She also received a SSHRC Master’s Scholarship, and a SSHRC Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement with which she spent a semester as a Visiting Researcher at the University of Amsterdam, in The Netherlands. Her paper “Moot Points, Generalities and the Rhetorical Creation of Social Knowledge” was accepted for publication in the forthcoming collection Etudes sur L’Épistémologie de la Rhétorique (2013, Nota Bene). She will present her work in argumentation studies at the tenth meeting of the Ontario Society for the Study of Argumentation (OSSA): Virtues of Argumentation, in May 2013. In Fall 2012, she began her Ph.D. in Philosophy at McMaster University where she is conducting research on Hannah Arendt’s political theory and human rights.