Gloria Andrada
Appointed Research Fellow

I am an FCT Junior Researcher at NOVA Institute of Philosophy (IFILNOVA), NOVA University Lisbon. Before joining IFILNOVA, I held a lecturer position at University of California, Los Angeles. In June 2020, I completed a Ph.D in Philosophy at the Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM). During my Ph.D I was a visiting Ph.D student at the University of Edinburgh, Macquarie University and the University of Glasgow. I graduated in Philosophy from the Autonomous University of Madrid and obtained a Master’s degree in Cognitive Science and Language from the University of Barcelona.


My areas of specialization are philosophy of mind, philosophy of cognitive sciences and epistemology. My areas of competence are phenomenology, philosophy of technology and feminist theory.


My research focuses on understanding our nature as cognitive agents, with an emphasis on abilities and skills. Because I endorse a situated approach to cognition, in my research I seek to analyse the relation between the social, material and cultural environments that we inhabit and that we collectively build, and the kind of cognitive agents that we become in them. As part of my FCT project, I am looking into how unfair cultural environments can affect the cognitive abilities we develop. I am also interested in examining and identifying what is required for cognitive flourishing and for living a good cognitive life, both individually and collectively.


My work has been published in Synthese, Philosophical Explorations, AI and Society, Australasian Philosophical Review, as well as in edited volumes. I have taught philosophy of mind, epistemology and feminist theory at the undergraduate level. And I have organized multiple talks, workshops and conferences in Lisbon and Madrid. I am currently part of the organizing team for the monthly ArgLab Research Colloquium.