Stella Villarmea is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Complutense University of Madrid, and Associate Faculty Member in Philosophy at the University of Oxford. She is a main contributor to the emergent field of the philosophy of birth. With an expertise in epistemology and feminism, her works address the philosophical relation between knowledge and emancipation. She has published on conceptual innovation and scepticism, as well as on Wittgenstein, Kant, and Levinas.
She currently leads a Programme of Excellence on the Philosophy of Birth (PHILBIRTH-2), funded by the Government of Madrid (2021-24). As a Marie S. Curie Fellow at the University of Oxford, she led the research project, ‘Controversies in Childbirth: from Epistemology to Practices (VOICEs), funded by the European Commission (2018-20). As the principal investigator of the project, ‘Philosophy of Birth: Rethinking the Origin from Medical (PHILBIRTH-1)’, funded by the Ministry of Economy in Spain, she coordinated an interdisciplinary team of philosophers, health practitioners and social scientists around childbirth and birth care (2016-19). She has been Speaker of the International Association of Women Philosophers (IAPH) and is a Member in the Steering and Gender Committees of The International Federation of Philosophical Associations (FISP).
Sarah Pawlett Jackson is a philosopher with primary research interests in Phenomenology, Intersubjectivity and Embodiment. She is a Tutor at the University of London and a Lecturer at St Mellitus College, London.
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