Affiliation: Cogito Epistemology Research Centre, University of Glasgow

Keywords: epistemology, philosophy of language, moral & political philosophy, feminist philosophy


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Mona is Professor of Philosophy and Deputy Director of the COGITO Epistemology Research Centre at the University of Glasgow. She also sits on the Executive Committee of the Aristotelian Society, the Management Committee of the British Society for Theory of Knowledge, the  Steering Committee of the Social Epistemology Network, and on the Editorial Board of the Philosophical Quarterly.

She is the winner of the Young Epistemologist Prize 2021. 

Her research is in epistemology (epistemic norms, social epistemology, knowledge first epistemology), philosophy of language (assertion, conceptual engineering, contextualism), moral & political philosophy (wellbeing, blame, trust, climate justice, distributive justice, voting, media ethics), and feminist philosophy (epistemic injustice, gender concepts). 

She is the author of two monographs – ‘Shifty Speech and Independent Thought;‘ (Oxford University Press 2021) and ‘Sharing Knowledge‘ (Cambridge University Press, 2021, with Christoph Kelp) and several articles in highly prestigious journals such Nous, Journal of Philosophy, and Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, as well as a co-editor of Reasons, Justification, and Defeat (Oxford University Press 2021, with Jessica Brown).

​She is currently Principal Investigator on a major 5-year research project – KnowledgeLab: Knowledge-First Social Epistemology – funded by a 1.5 million Euro grant from the European Research Council (2021-2026). She is also Co-Investigator on the Leverhulme Trust-funded ‘Virtue Epistemology of Trust‘ project (GBP 254,871; 2020-2023) and Principal Investigator on the ‘Dimensions of Wellbeing‘ industry-funded project (GBP 680,031; 2021-2026). Before this she held a Mind Fellowship for my ‘Epistemic Norms and Epistemic Functions‘ project.