Affiliation: Durham University, UK
Keywords: History of philosophy: from the early Greek Philosophers to Aquinas
Metaphysics: fundamentality; composition and structure; the nature of properties, dispositions, relations; the metaphysics of substance; causation.
Philosophy of mind: Perception
Philosophy of religion: incarnation and trinity
Anna is currently affiliated to Corpus as a Research Fellow and is an associate Faculty member in the Philosophy Faculty, while she concomitantly holds the Chair of Metaphysics (2017-) at Durham University. Anna came to Corpus in 2007, after earning her doctorate in Philosophy from the University of Edinburgh (2006) and her Laurea, also in Philosophy, from the University of Pisa (2000). In her 11 years at Corpus, Anna has also been a Departmental Lecturer in Philosophy in the Faculty and in College (2007-08), a Junior Research Fellow (funded by a British Academy Post-Doctoral Fellowship, 2008-11), and an Official Fellow in philosophy (2011-2017). She has so far served in College as SCR Master, Tutor for Women, Dean of Degrees, and University Pro-Proctor. She lives in Oxford.
Anna specializes in two research areas: on the one hand, ancient, late antiquity and medieval philosophy, and on the other, metaphysics. She also has strong research interest in the philosophy of mind and the philosophy of religion. In metaphysics she is particularly interested in questions concerning fundamentality; composition and structure; the nature of properties, dispositions, relations; the metaphysics of substance; and causation. In the history of philosophy, she has worked on an eclectic collection of topics, in Anaxagoras, Aristotle, Plotinus, the Stoics, Gregory of Nyssa, and Thomas Aquinas. Anna has published monographs, edited books and journal articles in all these areas. She is currently working on a new monograph, Forms and Structure in Plato’s Metaphysics. She has been directing a large-scale multidisciplinary research group, with funding (in successive stages) from the European Research Council, the Templeton World Charity Foundation, the Leverhulme Trust, and the AHRC, with a combined research budget of over £2,5M. She is also the founder and co-editor of the peer-reviewed journal Dialogoi. Ancient Philosophy Today, published by Edinburgh University Press, forthcoming in press from 2019.