Joanna Lawson


I’m a graduate student in philosophy at Yale University.

I work on metaphysics, epistemology, and the philosophy of mind.

You can email me at: joanna [dot] lawson [at] yale [dot] edu


Woman in classes smiles in front of tree







What makes you who you are? Is it possible to rebuild yourself as a different person? How do you know what you’re thinking, feeling, and experiencing?


I’m all about student-centered pedagogy. I even worked as a graduate student teaching fellow, leading pedagogy workshops for other Yale graduate students and post docs.


Philosophy is amazing. I try to spread the good word by organizing public discussions and making accessible audio programs about philosophy.

My dog

Her name is Anabelle and she is a star.