|Thesis||The Fragile Estate (2014)|
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.
Srinivasan was born on 20 December 1984 in Bahrain to Indian parents and later lived in New York. 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. She completed her DPhil in 2014 with a thesis titled The Fragile Estate: Essays on Luminosity, Normativity and Metaphilosophy.
In 2009 she was elected as a prize fellow at All Souls College. 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. In 2016 she was awarded a Leverhulme Research Fellowship for the project "At the Depths of Believing". She has held visiting fellowships at the University of California, Los Angeles, Yale University, and New York University. 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.
She is an associate editor of the philosophy journal Mind and a contributing editor of the London Review of Books.
Title last held byJeremy Waldron
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Social and Political Theory