Amia Srinivasan

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Amia Srinivasan
Born (1984-12-20) 20 December 1984 (age 36)
Academic background
Alma mater
ThesisThe Fragile Estate (2014)
Doctoral advisor
Academic work
DisciplinePhilosophy
Sub-discipline
Institutions

Amia Srinivasan (born 1984) is an American philosopher, specialising in political philosophy, epistemology and metaphilosophy. Since January 2020, she has been Chichele Professor of Social and Political Theory at the University of Oxford.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Srinivasan was born on 20 December 1984[2] in Bahrain to Indian parents and later lived in New York.[3] She studied for an undergraduate degree in philosophy at Yale University. This was followed by postgraduate Bachelor of Philosophy (BPhil) and Doctor of Philosophy (DPhil) degrees as a Rhodes Scholar at Corpus Christi College, University of Oxford.[4] She completed her DPhil in 2014 with a thesis titled The Fragile Estate: Essays on Luminosity, Normativity and Metaphilosophy.[5]

Academic career[edit]

In 2009 she was elected as a prize fellow at All Souls College.[6] In 2015 she was appointed as a lecturer in Philosophy at UCL. In 2018 she was appointed as a tutorial fellow in philosophy at St John's College.[7] In 2016 she was awarded a Leverhulme Research Fellowship for the project "At the Depths of Believing".[8] She has held visiting fellowships at the University of California, Los Angeles, Yale University, and New York University.[9] In 2019, she was announced as the next Chichele Professor of Social and Political Theory at All Souls College, Oxford: she took up the appointment on 1 January 2020.[10]

She is an associate editor of the philosophy journal Mind[11] and a contributing editor of the London Review of Books.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Professor Amia Srinivasan". St John's College. Archived from the original on 13 October 2019. Retrieved 2 August 2019.
  2. ^ https://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no2014093275.html
  3. ^ Derbyshire, Jonathan (25 January 2020). "Amia Srinivasan: the Oxford philosopher on animal rights, abortion and the far-right". Financial Times. Archived from the original on 25 January 2020. Retrieved 25 January 2020.
  4. ^ "Amia Srinivasan Profile". The Rhodes Project. Archived from the original on 25 January 2020. Retrieved 25 January 2020.
  5. ^ Srinivasan, Amia (2013). The Fragile State: Essays on Luminosity, Normativity and Metaphilosophy (http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/Text thesis). University of Oxford. Archived from the original on 2 August 2019. Retrieved 2 August 2019.
  6. ^ "All Souls College Oxford". www.asc.ox.ac.uk. Archived from the original on 2 August 2019. Retrieved 2 August 2019.
  7. ^ "Professor Amia Srinivasan". St John's College. Archived from the original on 13 October 2019. Retrieved 30 July 2019.
  8. ^ "At the Depths of Believing". UCL Philosophy. 26 July 2018. Archived from the original on 9 August 2018. Retrieved 2 August 2019.
  9. ^ "Visiting Fellows". as.nyu.edu. Archived from the original on 2 August 2019. Retrieved 2 August 2019.
  10. ^ "Amia Srinivasan to be next Chichele Professor of Social & Political Theory at Oxford". Leiter Reports: A Philosophy Blog. Archived from the original on 2 August 2019. Retrieved 2 August 2019.
  11. ^ "Editorial_Board_and_Other_Officers | Mind | Oxford Academic". academic.oup.com. Archived from the original on 17 June 2019. Retrieved 2 August 2019.
  12. ^ "Amia Srinivasan · LRB". www.lrb.co.uk. Archived from the original on 31 July 2019. Retrieved 31 July 2019.
Academic offices
Vacant
Title last held by
Jeremy Waldron
Chichele Professor of
Social and Political Theory

2020–present
Incumbent