Marta Caravà, Ph.D.
I work as a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Philosophy Department at Purdue University.
I specialize in philosophy of mind, philosophy of cognitive science, and philosophical psychology. In my research I combine methods in analytic philosophy and empirically informed philosophy to investigate how our cognitive and affective processes are shaped by our bodies and the environment we inhabit.
Through this methodology I have worked on several research topics, which include mental representations, the relationship between perception and action, language, emotion-regulation, and memory.
My current research interests include:
forgetting: how it works, what it does in our cognitive, affective, social and moral lives;
the mechanisms and functions of episodic memory;
absences in memory and perception;
the role of expressive properties of objects in emotion-regulation;
situated aspects of norms.
Before joining Purdue, I held research fellowships at the Ruhr University Bochum and I was a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Bologna. I did my PhD at the University of Bologna with a research stay the University of Memphis and studied philosophy at the State University of Milan and the Paris-Sorbonne University.
Normally I use the pronouns she/her but they/them are also OK.
I have signed the Barcelona Principles for a Globally Inclusive Philosophy.