Professor Michela Massimi elected President of the Philosophy of Science Association
PPLS professor elected president of the influential Philosophy of Science Association
The School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences is delighted to congratulate Professor Michela Massimi on her recent election as President-Elect of the prestigious Philosophy of Science Association (PSA). Starting from 2021, Michela will serve a two-year term as President-Elect of the PSA, and then serve a two-year term presidency from 2023 to 2024, followed by a two-year term as Past President from 2024 to 2025.
Philosophy of Science Association (PSA)
Established in 1933 and based in the USA, the PSA promotes research, teaching, and free discussion of issues in the philosophy of science from diverse standpoints, through activities such as: the publishing of the journal Philosophy of Science; hosting and organising Biennial Meetings; and awarding a range of prizes for distinguished work in the field. The organisation also operates an active outreach programme that sets out to engage with the public and scientists at large.
I am deeply humbled by this election result. I will work tirelessly with the PSA Governing Board, the PSA Women’s Caucus, and each and every member to the service of our wonderful world-wide community. We will work hard to foster a more and more diverse, inclusive and welcoming professional community. And we will continue the PSA mission through collaborations with scientists, science policy-makers, and outreach initiatives for the wider public.
Professor Michela Massimi
Professor Massimi joined Philosophy at the University of Edinburgh in July 2012, where she founded and is currently leading the Research Cluster in Philosophy of Science. Before joining Edinburgh, Michela taught for seven years at the University College London in the Department of Science and Technology Studies, and in 2009 she was Visiting Professor at the Department of History and Philosophy of Science, Pittsburgh.
She was the Co-Editor-in-Chief of The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science (2011-2016) and Vice President of the European Philosophy of Science Association (EPSA) from 2015 to 2019. She is the recipient of the Royal Society 2017 Wilkins-Bernal-Medawar Medal Lecture for her interdisciplinary interests in and communication of philosophy and science. In 2018 Michela was elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, and in 2019 was elected Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and Member of the Academia Europaea.
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