Agemir Bavaresco is a professor in the Graduate Program in Philosophy at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS). Research is based on an interdisciplinary approach in the areas of Modern Philosophy, Social Philosophy and Brazilian Political Philosophy. It is dedicated to updating the topic Contradictions of Democracy and Public Opinion. Agemir is currently involved in a BRICS grant application with ACEPS. Appointed: Oct 2020-Sep 2023.
Cameron Boult is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Philosophy at Brandon University in Canada. Cameron’s research explores epistemic blame, testimonial injustice, and political ignorance (and the intersection of these topics) – he is the principle investigator on a two-year BURC-SSHRC Research Grant titled “Blame for Testimonial Injustice”. Cameron’s research visit Nov-Dec 2021 to UJ has led to fruitful areas of collaboration with ACEPS, particularly relating to epistemic decolonisation and epistemic injustice. Appointed: Dec 2021-Nov 2024.
Corrado Fumagalli is a Lecturer in Political Philosophy at the University of Genova. He is also one of the founders of A-id: Agenda for International Development. Prior to joining the University of Genova, Corrado was a Fulbright Research Scholar in the Political Science Department of Brown University and a Postdoctoral Researcher at LUISS-Guido Carli. He has held positions as a consultant and as a research associate with international organizations and UN agencies working on migration policy, such as IOM-China, IOM-Ethiopia, IOM-Gambia, and UNICEF-Bolivia. Corrado has published on pluralism, inclusion/exclusion in democratic theory, and hate speech. His work appeared in journals such as the European Journal of Political Theory, Political Theory, Philosophy and Social Criticism, Public Administration and Development, Political Studies, and Representation. Appointed: Jun 2021-May 2024.
Eric Bayruns García is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Philosophy, McMaster University after completing a Fellow in Residence at Edmond & Lily Safra Center for Ethics, Harvard University. He specializes in the Philosophy of Race and Latin American Philosophy, two areas that complement ACEPS’s current strengths in epistemic injustice and the decolonization of knowledge and future collaboration will be on these and related topics such as white ignorance. Appointed: Nov 2022-Oct 2025
Jörn Knobloch is a Research Associate at the Institute for the History of Medicine and Science Studies at the University of Lübeck. Dr Knobloch’s research Interests are Political Theory, Empirical Theory of Normativity, and Science Studies. He is collaborating with the ACEPS Team on issues related to Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions in public health crises. Appointed: Jan 2022-Dec 2024.
Jennifer Lackey is Professor of Philosophy and Professor of Law at Northwestern University (US) and the Wayne and Elizabeth Jones Professor of Philosophy who specializes in epistemology, with a particular emphasis on a broad range of issues in social epistemology. Her recent work focuses on false confessions, the criminal justice system, the duty to object, norms of credibility, the epistemic status of punishment, the epistemology of groups, expertise, and the distribution of epistemic goods. Professor Lackey is collaborating with ACEPS on a three-year project Epistemic Reparations. Appointed Senior RA: Nov 2022-Oct 2025.
Simon Lohse is an Assistant Professor – Philosophy and Science Studies at the Radboud University (Netherlands). Simon obtained his PhD in philosophy with a dissertation on the Autonomy of Social Phenomena at Leibniz University of Hannover. His main areas of research are: philosophy and ethics of biomedicine, philosophy of the social sciences, general philosophy of science (focus: reductionism, meta-philosophy/methodology), social philosophy/social ontology and philosophy and ethics of public health. Appointed: Aug 2021-Sep 2024.
Todd Meyers is an Associate Professor and the Marjorie Bronfman Chair in Social Studies of Medicine at McGill University. Dr Meyers’ work focuses on medical anthropology, and he is collaborating with the ACEPS Team on issues related to Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions in public health crises. Appointed: Jan 2022-Dec 2024.
Tshepo Mvulane Moloi was previously a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Johannesburg Institute of Advanced Study (JIAS), an affiliate of University of Johannesburg (UJ) in South Africa. Tshepo obtained his PhD in Political Studies at UJ with the dissertation – Es’kia Mphahlele’s Afrocentric Pan-African Humanism Paradigm: Contributing towards Decolonisation of International Relations. He has expertise in the decolonisation of knowledge and a considerable public voice with a political-science perspective, combined with an interest in African Philosophy. Past posts include: ‘Writing Consultant / Academic Literacies Facilitator’ at the Academic Development Centre at UJ in 2020, ‘Content Developer’ for the Africana Thought module at the Centre for Advanced Technologies (CAT) in 2017-2018 at UJ and ‘Political Analyst’ on African News TV Network 7 (ANN7) during 2015 and 2016. He guest lectured ‘African Political Thought’ in the Department of Public Administration and Political Science during 2012 and 2013 at the University of Zululand, Kwa-Zulu Natal. Appointed: Sep 2021-Aug 2024.
Lerato Posholi holds an MA in Philosophy and a PhD in Education from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. She is currently a post-doctoral fellow on the SNSF project Reversing the gaze: Towards Post-Comparative Area Studies with Prof. Ralph Weber at the Institute for European Global Studies, University of Basel, Switzerland. Her PhD research looked at the relationship between knowledge and power in the context of curriculum theory. Her current research interests are broadly in social epistemology and decolonial theory. She has a growing interest in the field of conceptual engineering. Appointed: May 2022-Apr 2025.
Lubomira Radoilska is a professor of Philosophy at the University of Kent. Dr Radoilska is a Co-PI with ACEPS on a project on Epistemic Injustice, Reasons, and Agency which grapples with the underexplored connections between epistemic injustice and other normative concepts such as reasons and agency. This is a British Academy Newton Advanced Fellowship project. Appointed Senior RA: Jan 2022-Dec 2024.
Jan-Willem Romeijn is a professor of philosophy of science at the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. His research revolves around probability theory and scientific method. Topics of specific interest are statistical inference, inductive logic, model selection, logical and probabilistic reasoning, causal and probabilistic modelling, and experimentation. Romeijn has an interest in general philosophy of science, but most of his work work relates to methodological and metaphysical problems in specific sciences, primarily physics and psychology. In 2010 he won a VIDI grant from the Netherlands Organization of Scientific Research (NWO) for a research project on single-case chance. Appointed: Jan 2022-Dec 2024.
Sebastian Schmidt is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at Zurich Epistemology Group on Rationality (Zegra) at Zurich University. Zegra’s research lies at the intersection of epistemology, metaethics and the philosophy of action and is, thereby, intended to bridge theoretical and practical philosophy. ACEPS has co-operated with ZEGRA members and welcomes Sebastian whose research interests span Epistemology, (Meta)Ethics, Moral Psychology and Animal ethics. Appointed: Sep 2021-Aug 2024.
David Scholtz is a researcher at ACEPS. He completed his PhD at UJ under the supervision of Veli Mitova entitled “Rationality as an Intellectual Virtue”. He is currently working on a novel account of the normativity of structural rationality based on a virtue theoretic account of rationality, as well as a distinctively African conception of structural rationality.Appointed Research Associate: Mar 2022- Feb 2025.