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NamePositionAffiliated InstitutionLocationAreas of SpecializationSpecific Research InterestsSelf-Identification
Ankeny, RachelProfessorUniversity of AdelaideAdelaide, SA, AustraliaBioethics/Medical Ethics, Philosophy of Biology, Philosophy of Medicine, Philosophy of ScienceModels, cases, epistemological issues in science/medicine, norms and values, disease[W]
Andersen, HollyAssociate ProfessorSimon Fraser UniversityBurnaby, British Columbia, CanadaEpistemology, Metaphysics, Phenomenology, Philosophy of Biology, Philosophy of Cognitive Science, Philosophy of Medicine, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Neuroscience, Philosophy of Physics, Philosophy of Psychology, Philosophy of Science, PragmatismCausation, Time, Temporal Experience, History of Psychology[W]
Au, Yin ChungPhD researcherDepartment of Science and Technology Studies, University College LondonLondon, UKAsian (e.g. Chinese, Indian, etc.) Philosophy, Epistemology, Philosophy of Biology, Philosophy of SciencePhilosophy of Biological Practice, Scientific Representation, Philosophy of Imperial Chinese Rituals[A], [NC], [W]
Bianchi, EmanuelaAssistant ProfessorNew York UniversityNew York, New York, USA19th & 20th Century Philosophy, Ancient Greek and Roman, Contemporary Continental Philosophy, Continental Philosophy, European Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, Philosophy of Biology, Philosophy of Gender, Post-Structuralism, Psychoanalytic Theory, Social and Political Philosophy[W], [LGBTQ]
Bradner, AlexandraVisiting Assistant ProfessorKenyon CollegeGambier, Ohio, USABioethics/Medical Ethics, Epistemology, Feminist Philosophy, Meta-Ethics, Philosophy of Biology, Philosophy of Cognitive Science, Philosophy of Medicine, Philosophy of Psychology, Philosophy of ScienceExplanation and Understanding, Ethics of Care, Pyrrhonian Skepticism, Experimental Philosophy[W]
Breitenbach, AngelaLecturerUniversity of CambridgeCambridge, UKAesthetics and Philosophy of Art, Early Modern Philosophy, Philosophy of Biology, Philosophy of ScienceKant, Kantian Philosophy of Science, Aesthetics in Science[W], [NC]
Brincker, MariaAssistant ProfessorUniversity of Massachusetts BostonBoston, Massachusetts, USA19th and 20th Century Philosophy, Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art, European Philosophy, Metaphysics, Moral Psychology, Phenomenology, Philosophy of Action, Philosophy of Biology, Philosophy of Cognitive Science, Philosophy of Computing, Information, and Technology, Philosophy of Medicine, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Neuroscience, Philosophy of Probability, Philosophy of Psychology, Philosophy of SciencePrivacy[W], [NC]
Casetta, ElenaPost-DocCFCUL - Centre for Philosophy of Science of the University of LisbonLisbon, PortugalEnvironmental Philosophy, Epistemology, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Biology, Philosophy of ScienceBiological Individuality, Biodiversity, The Species Problem, Natural Kinds[W]
Chiu, LynnPost-docUniversity of Bordeaux/CNRSBordeaux, FrancePhilosophy of Biology, Philosophy of Cognitive Science, Philosophy of Science[A], [W], Taiwanese
Clarke, EllenPost-DocAll Souls College, OxfordOxford, UKPhilosophy of Biology, Philosophy of Science[W]
Clough, SharynProfessorOregon State UniversityCorvallis, Oregon, USAEpistemology, Feminist Philosophy, Philosophy of Biology, Philosophy of Science, Pragmatism[W]
Cormier, HarveyAssociate ProfessorStony Brook UniversityStony Brook, New York, USAAesthetics and Philosophy of Art, Philosophy of Biology, Philosophy of Race, PragmatismHistory of Modern Philosophy[M], [B], African-American
Craig, LindsayAssistant Professor (NTT)Temple UniversityPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USAPhilosophy of Biology, Philosophy of Science[W]
Crane, JudithProfessor and ChairSouthern Illinois University EdwardsvilleEdwardsville, Illinois, USAEarly Modern Philosophy, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Biology[W]
Crozier, G. K. D.Assistant ProfessorLaurentian UniversitySudbury, Ontario, CanadaBioethics/Medical Ethics, Philosophy of Biology, Philosophy of Science[W]
Dang, HaixinGraduate StudentUniversity of PittsburghPittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USABioethics/Medical Ethics, Epistemology, Feminist Philosophy, Philosophy of Biology, Philosophy of Gender, Philosophy of Race, Philosophy of Science, Social and Political Philosophy[W], [A], Chinese
Delehanty, MeganAssistant ProfessorUniversity of CalgaryCalgary, Alberta, CanadaPhilosophy of Biology, Philosophy of Medicine, Philosophy of ScienceImaging Technologies, Empiricism, Reductionism[W]
Detlefsen, KarenAssociate Professor of Philosophy and EducationUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USAEarly Modern Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, Philosophy of Biology, Philosophy of Education, Philosophy of GenderEarly Modern History and Philosophy of Science, Especially Biology, Early Modern Women Philosophers[W]
Donovan, CaitrinGraduate StudentUniversity of SydneySydney, New South Wales, AustraliaApplied Ethics, Epistemology, Phenomenology, Philosophy of Biology, Philosophy of Cognitive Science, Philosophy of Medicine, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Neuroscience, Philosophy of Psychology, Philosophy of SciencePhilosophy of Psychiatry, Philosophical Psychopathology, Mental Health Ethics[D], [W]
Driscoll, CatherineAssociate ProfessorNorth Carolina State UniversityRaleigh, North Carolina, USAPhilosophy of Biology, Philosophy of Cognitive Science, Philosophy of Psychology, Philosophy of ScienceEvolution of Cognition, Cultural Evolution[W]
Ernst, WaltraudResearcherJohannes Kepler University LinzLinz, Austria19th & 20th Century Philosophy, Applied Ethics, Epistemology, Feminist Philosophy, GRIDS+, Hermeneutics, Philosophy of Biology, Philosophy of Computing, Information, and Technology, Philosophy of Gender, Philosophy of Love and Sex, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of SexualityFeminist Epistemology[LGBTQ], [NC], [W]
Estrada, DanielLecturerNew Jersey Institute of TechnologyNewark, New Jersey, USAApplied Ethics, Philosophy of Biology, Philosophy of Cognitive Science, Philosophy of Computing, Information, and Technology, Philosophy of Mathematics, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Social Science, Pragmatism, Social and Political PhilosophyArtificial Intelligence, Philosophy of Technology, Complex Systems Theory[A], [L/H], [M], [MR], [O], Japanese, Mexican
Fagan, MelindaAssociate ProfessorUniversity of UtahSalt Lake City, Utah, USAEpistemology, Philosophy of Biology, Philosophy of ScienceSocial Epistemology, Science in Practice[W]
Fehr, CarlaAssociate ProfessorUniversity of WaterlooWaterloo, Ontario, CanadaEpistemology, Feminist Philosophy, Philosophy of Biology, Philosophy of Gender, Philosophy of ScienceFeminist Philosophy of Biology, Feminist Epistemology, Equity and Diversity in Science and Engineering, Socially Relevant Philosophy of Science[W]
Fleming, LeonoreAssistant ProfessorUtica CollegeUtica, New York, USAPhilosophy of Biology, Philosophy of ScienceEvolutionary Biology[W], [I], Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation
Garbayo, LucianaAssistant ProfessorUniversity of Texas at El PasoEL Paso, Texas, USABioethics/Medical Ethics, Decision, Game, and Rational Choice Theory, Epistemology, Philosophy of Biology, Philosophy of Medicine, Philosophy of ScienceNormative and Descriptive Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Science in Practice[L/H], [MR], [NC], [W], South American
GarcIa, Claudia-LorenaResearcherUniversidad Nacional Autonoma de MexicoMexico City, MexicoEarly Modern Philosophy, Epistemology, Philosophy of Biology, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Neuroscience, Philosophy of PsychologyPhylogeny of Cognitive Capacities in Human and Non-Human Animals[W], [L/H], Mexican
Hardcastle, ValerieProfessorUniversity of CincinnatiCincinnati, Ohio, USABioethics/Medical Ethics, Philosophy of Biology, Philosophy of Cognitive Science, Philosophy of Medicine, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Neuroscience, Philosophy of Psychology, Philosophy of SciencePhilosophy of Psychiatry, Neuroethics[W]
Illari, PhyllisSenior LecturerUniversity College LondonLondon, UKMetaphysics, Philosophy of Biology, Philosophy of Cognitive Science, Philosophy of Computing, Information, and Technology, Philosophy of Medicine, Philosophy of Neuroscience, Philosophy of Psychology, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Social ScienceCausality, Mechanisms, Information, Data[W]
Ishida, YoichiAssistant ProfessorOhio UniversityAthens, Ohio, USAPhilosophy of Biology, Philosophy of Science[M], [A], Japanese
James, ChristineProfessorValdosta State UniversityValdosta, Georgia, USAAesthetics and Philosophy of Art, Applied Ethics, Bioethics/Medical Ethics, Child, Family, Parenting, and Reproduction Ethics, Comparative Philosophy, Critical Theory, Environmental Philosophy, Epistemology, Ethics, Existentialism, Feminist Philosophy, Hermeneutics, Logic and Philosophy of Logic, Meta-Ethics, Moral Psychology, Normative Ethics, Phenomenology, Philosophy of Action, Philosophy of Biology, Philosophy of Cognitive Science, Philosophy of Computing, Information, and Technology, Philosophy of Disability, Philosophy of Education, Philosophy of Gender, Philosophy of Love and Sex, Philosophy of Medicine, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Neuroscience, Philosophy of Physics, Philosophy of Psychology, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Social Science, Practical Reason, Pragmatism, Social and Political PhilosophyScience and Law, Data Science, Objectivity, Biosemiotics, Ecocriticism, Philosophy and Literature[W]
Kendig, CatherineAssistant ProfessorMichigan State UniversityEast Lansing, Michigan, USAMetaphysics, Philosophy of Biology, Philosophy of ScienceClassification, Kinds, Scientific Practice, Emerging Technologies, Philosophy of Race[W]
Kingsbury, JustineSenior LecturerUniversity of WaikatoHamilton, New ZealandAesthetics and Philosophy of Art, Epistemology, Philosophy of Biology, Philosophy of Mind, Practical ReasonTeleosemantics[W]
Kober, GalAssistant ProfessorBridgewater State UniversityBridgewater, Massachusetts, USAApplied Ethics, Bioethics/Medical Ethics, Child, Family, Parenting, and Reproduction Ethics, Environmental Philosophy, Ethics, Philosophy of Biology, Philosophy of Science[NC], [W]
Kok, RobertGraduate Student*San Francisco State UniversitySan Francisco, California, USAComparative Philosophy, Epistemology, History of Philosophy, Logic and Philosophy of Logic, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Biology, Philosophy of Cognitive Science, Philosophy of Education, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Neuroscience, Philosophy of Physics, Philosophy of Religion, Philosophy of Science, Pragmatism, Social and Political Philosophy[A], Cambodian
Kronfeldner, MariaAssociate ProfessorCentral European UniversityBudapest, HungaryPhilosophy of Biology, Philosophy of Medicine, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Social Science, Social and Political PhilosophyScience and Values, Human Nature, Nature-Nurture, Dehumanization, Causation, Explanation, Complexity, Creativity[W], first-generation college student, non-native English speaker
L'Hote, CrystalAssociate ProfessorSaint Michael's CollegeVermont, USABioethics/Medical Ethics, Epistemology, Feminist Philosophy, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Biology, Philosophy of Cognitive Science, Philosophy of Gender, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Neuroscience, Philosophy of ScienceMetaphysics of Mind[W], [LGBTQ]
Leonelli, SabinaAssociate ProfessorUniversity of ExeterExeter, UKPhilosophy of Biology, Philosophy of ScienceData, Modeling, Classification, Social Epistemology[W], [NC]
Lloyd, ElisabethEndowed ChairIndiana UniversityBloomington, Indiana, USAPhilosophy of Biology, Philosophy of Science, PragmatismPhilosophy of Climate Science[LGBTQ], [W]
Locke, PatriciaTutor (no ranks at SJC)St. John's CollegeAnnapolis, Maryland, USA19th & 20th Century Philosophy, Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art, Ancient Greek and Roman, Asian Philosophy, Comparative Philosophy, Contemporary Continental Philosophy, Continental Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, Indigenous Philosophy, Phenomenology, Philosophy of Biology, Philosophy of Physics, Philosophy of ScienceMerleau-Ponty, Proust, Philosophy and Literature, Zhuang Zi, Daoism[W]
Loo, ClementAssistant Professor*University of Minnesota, MorrisMorris, Minnesota, USAEnvironmental Philosophy, Philosophy of Biology, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Social Scienceenvironmental justice, food justice, values in science and social science[A]
Maglo, KoffiAssociate ProfessorUniversity of CincinnatiCincinnati, Ohio, USAApplied Ethics, Bioethics/Medical Ethics, Early Modern Philosophy, Normative Ethics, Philosophy of Biology, Philosophy of Medicine, Philosophy of Race, Philosophy of Science, Social and Political Philosophy[B], [M]
Mariscal, CarlosAssistant ProfessorUniversity of Nevada, RenoReno, NevadaPhilosophy of Biology, Philosophy of SciencePhilosophy of Astrobiology[M], [L/H], Mexican
Matthen, MohanProfessorUniversity of TorontoToronto, Ontario, CanadaAncient Greek and Roman, Epistemology, Philosophy of Biology, Philosophy of Cognitive Science, Philosophy of MindPhilosophy of Perception, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Biology[M], [MR], [OR], [O], South Asian
Meynell, LetitiaAssociate ProfessorDalhousie UniversityHalifax, Nova Scotia, CanadaAesthetics and Philosophy of Art, Epistemology, Feminist Philosophy, Philosophy of Biology, Philosophy of ScienceUse of Pictures in Science, Feminist Critiques of Biology (including Critical Animal Studies)[W]
Millikan, RuthProfessor EmeritaUniversity of ConnecticutStorrs, Connecticut, USAEpistemology, Philosophy of Biology, Philosophy of Cognitive Science, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Psychology[W]
Millstein, Roberta L.ProfessorUniversity of California, DavisDavis, California, USAEnvironmental Philosophy, Philosophy of Biology, Philosophy of ScienceEvolutionary Biology, Ecology, Chance/Probability/Indeterminism, Causality, Land Ethic, Ecosystems/Communities/Populations, Race, Natural Selection/Sexual Selection/Random Drift[W]
Mitchell, SandraProfessorUniversity of PittsburghPittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAPhilosophy of Biology, Philosophy of ScienceExplanation of Complex Behavior, Pragmatic Metaphysics[W]
Nersessian, NancyResearch Associate (Professor Emerita)Harvard University (Georgia Tech)Cambridge, Massachusetts, USAPhilosophy of Biology, Philosophy of Cognitive Science, Philosophy of Physics, Philosophy of Science[W]
Plutynski, AnyaAssociate ProfessorWashington University in St. LouisSt. Louis, Missouri, USAPhilosophy of Biology, Philosophy of Science[W]
Potochnik, AngelaAssociate ProfessorUniversity of CincinnatiCincinnati, Ohio, USAPhilosophy of Biology, Philosophy of ScienceScientific Explanation, Idealization, Models in Science and Biology, Evolutionary Biology, Evolutionary and Behavioral Ecology, History of Logical Empiricism[W]
Rosario, EstherGraduate Student*University of AlbertaEdmonton, Alberta, CanadaFeminist Philosophy, Philosophy of BiologyFeminist Metaphysics of Science[L/H], [W]
Santana, CarlosAssistant ProfessorUniversity of UtahSalt Lake City, Utah, United StatesApplied Ethics, Environmental Philosophy, Philosophy of Biology, Philosophy of Cognitive ScienceConservation Biology, Linguistics, Cultural Evolution[L/H], [M], Mexican
Sheets-Johnstone, MaxineCourtesy ProfessorUniversity of OregonEugene, Oregon, USAAesthetics and Philosophy of Art, Continental Philosophy, Phenomenology, Philosophy of Biology, Philosophy of MindPhilosophy of Body[W]
Singh, AmitpalGraduate Student**University of TorontoToronto, CanadaEthics, Meta-Ethics, Moral Psychology, Normative Ethics, Philosophy of Biology, Philosophy of Law, Philosophy of Science, Social and Political Philosophy[OR], Sikh
Smithdeal, MatthewGraduate Student*University of British ColumbiaVancouver, British Columbia, CanadaPhilosophy of Action, Philosophy of Biology, Philosophy of Cognitive Science, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Psychology[LGBTQ], [OG], Genderqueer, Queer
Solomon, MiriamProfessorTemple UniversityPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USABioethics/Medical Ethics, Epistemology, Feminist Philosophy, GRIDS+, Philosophy of Biology, Philosophy of Medicine, Philosophy of Science[W]
Spencer, QuayshawnAssistant ProfessorUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USAPhilosophy of Biology, Philosophy of Race, Philosophy of Science[M], [B], African-American
Sullivan-Bissett, EmaLecturer (Permanent Faculty Member)University of BirminghamBirmingham, UKEpistemology, Philosophy of Biology, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of PsychologyBelief, Biological Function, Delusion, Normativity[W]
Terberl, ChristinaPhD Student*Bauhaus University WeimarWeimar, GermanyContemporary Continental Philosophy, Critical Theory, Environmental Philosophy, European Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, Philosophy of Biology, Philosophy of Science, Post-Structuralism[NC], [W]
Thalos, MariamProfessorUniversity of UtahSalt Lake City, Utah, USAApplied Ethics, Decision, Game, and Rational Choice Theory, Early Modern Philosophy, Environmental Philosophy, Epistemology, Existentialism, Feminist Philosophy, Logic and Philosophy of Logic, Metaphysics, Phenomenology, Philosophy of Action, Philosophy of Biology, Philosophy of Cognitive Science, Philosophy of Computing, Information, and Technology, Philosophy of Love and Sex, Philosophy of Physics, Philosophy of Probability, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Social Science, Practical Reason, Pragmatism, Social and Political PhilosophyPhilosophy of Risk[W], [B], [MR], [D], [O], African, Semitic
Tobin, EmmaLecturer in Philosophy of ScienceUniversity College LondonLondon, UKMetaphysics, Philosophy of Biology, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Social ScienceClassification Natural Kinds, Laws of Nature, Epistemology of Science, Metaphysics of Science[W]
Valles, SeanAssociate ProfessorMichigan State UniversityEast Lansing, Michigan, USABioethics/Medical Ethics, Philosophy of Biology, Philosophy of Medicine, Philosophy of Science[I], [L/H], [M], [MR], Mexican
VandeWall, HollyAssistant Professor of the PracticeBoston CollegeChestnut Hill, Massachusetts, USAApplied Ethics, Environmental Philosophy, Philosophy of Biology, Philosophy of ScienceHistory of Science, Science and Religion[W]
Varma, CharissaPost-DocUniversity of CambridgeCambridge, UKBioethics/Medical Ethics, Logic and Philosophy of Logic, Philosophy of BiologyHistory of Biology, Darwin, History of Logic[W], [MR]
Venkatapuram, SridharSenior LecturerKings College LondonLondon UKApplied Ethics, Bioethics/Medical Ethics, Ethics, Normative Ethics, Philosophy of Biology, Philosophy of Medicine, Philosophy of Science, Social and Political PhilosophyTheories of Social/Global Justice, Capabilities Approach[A], [LGBTQ], [M], [O], Indian
Wilson, CatherineProfessorUniversity of York (UK) and CUNY Graduate CenterYork, England and New York, USAAesthetics and Philosophy of Art, Early Modern Philosophy, Meta-Ethics, Moral Psychology, Philosophy of Biology, Philosophy of Neuroscience[W]