Filipa Melo Lopes



Filipa joined the department in 2019, after receiving her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

She works on Social and Political Philosophy and Feminist Philosophy.

Undergraduate teaching


  • Morality and Value (Y1)
  • Feminist Philosophy (Y3)
  • Advanced Topics in Feminist Philosophy: Simone de Beauvoir's 'The Second Sex' (Y4)


Open to PhD supervision enquiries?


Current PhD students supervised

Rory Wilson

Past PhD students supervised

Lilith W. Lee - PhD 2021

Research summary

My areas of research are Social and Political Philosophy and Feminist Philosophy.

I have done work on social theory and ontology, the metaphysics of gender, philosophy of disability, as well as normative work in feminist politics and sexual ethics. I am currently working on a project on Simone de Beauvoir's The Second Sex.

I also have enduring interests in a broad set of topics in Political Philosophy (including political liberalism, multiculturalism and communitarianism debates, issues of culture, borders and territorial rights), in Philosophy of Race and Ethnicity, and in the history of Feminist Philosophy.

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