I teach philosophy at Oklahoma State University, where I’m currently a visiting assistant professor.
I work on empirically informed philosophy of mind, metaphysics, and epistemology.
You can email me at: joanna [dot] lawson [at] okstate [dot] edu
I draw from cognitive science to better understand intentional mental states, the metaphysics of selfhood, and the epistemology of self-knowledge.
I love teaching philosophy, and learning how to do it better by thinking about the science of teaching and learning.
short (mostly academic) bio
Before working at OK State, I was a graduate student at Yale, where I got my PhD in philosophy in 2023. I worked with L.A. Paul and Zoltán Gendler Szabó.
Before that, I received my master’s in philosophy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a master’s in philosophical theology from Oxford. Before that, I worked for a brief and depressing time in a law office that specialized in social security disability law. And before that I got a bachelor’s degree from Grove City College.