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I am a PhD candidate in the Philosophy Department at the University of Toronto. 

My philosophical interests centre around the early modern period with a focus on questions about mind, cognition, perception, desire and judgment. I also have interests in feminist philosophy and the philosophies of mind and language.

Previously, with the support of the Mellon Foundation, I was a student in UCLA’s Post-Baccalaureate program in Post-Classical Latin (2016). I earned an M.A. at Simon Fraser University (Vancouver, 2015) and a B.A. Hons. in Philosophy from Concordia University (Montreal, 2012) with minors in Film Studies, and Classical Languages and Literature (Latin). 

I was the 2018 recipient of the Jan Wojcik Memorial Prize for graduate students in history of philosophy in connection with my research about Mary Astell (1666-1731).

You can read a blog post I wrote about Astell for Project Vox by clicking  here.

I am also a founding member of Friends of Mary Astell, an international network for scholars working on Astell’s philosophy.

Contact: Michaela[dot]manson[at]mail[dot]utoronto[dot]ca