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Dr Anna Marmodoro

Research Fellow


Anna is currently affiliated to Corpus as a Research Fellow and is an associate Faculty member in the Philosophy Faculty, while on research leave from the position she holds at Durham University, where she has the Chair of Metaphysics (2016-).  Anna came to Corpus in 2007, after earning her doctorate in Philosophy from the University of Edinburgh (2006) and her Laurea, also in Philosophy, from the University of Pisa (2000). During her 11 years at Oxford, Anna has been based in Corpus, holding different positions in College: she was initially a Departmental Lecturer in Philosophy in the Faculty and in College (2007-08); a Junior Research Fellow (funded by a British Academy Post-Doctoral Fellowship, 2008-11); and an Official Fellow in philosophy (2011-17). 

Anna has so far served in College as SCR Master, Tutor for Women, Dean of Degrees; and as University Pro-Proctor. 


Anna has gained her teaching experience at different institutions; at undergraduate level, she has taught lecture courses and tutorials in ancient philosophy, general philosophy, metaphysics and philosophy of religion. At graduate level she has taught graduate seminars in ancient and late antiquity philosophy, and in metaphysics and philosophy of science.


Dr Marmodoro's CV can be found here.


Anna specializes in two research areas: on the one hand, ancient, late antiquity and medieval philosophy, and on the other, metaphysics. She also has strong research interests in the philosophy of mind and the philosophy of religion. In metaphysics she is particularly interested in questions concerning fundamentality; composition and structure; the nature of properties, dispositions, relations; the metaphysics of substance; and causation. In the history of philosophy, she has worked on an eclectic collection of topics, on Anaxagoras, Aristotle, Plotinus, the Stoics, Gregory of Nyssa, and Thomas Aquinas. Anna has published monographs, edited books and journal articles in all these areas. She is currently working on a new monograph, Forms and Structure in Plato’s Metaphysics. She has been directing a large-scale multidisciplinary research group, with funding (in successive stages) from the European Research Council, the Templeton World Charity Foundation, the Leverhulme Trust, and the AHRC. She is also the founder and co-editor of the peer-reviewed journal Dialogoi. Ancient Philosophy Today, published by Edinburgh University Press, forthcoming in press from 2019.

Publications (books only)


Metaphysics: An introduction to contemporary debates and their historical background, co-authored with Erasmus Mayr, OUP, forthcoming in early 2019

Metafisica. Una Breve Introduzione, co-authored with Erasmus Mayr, Carocci Editore, 2017

Everything in Everything. Anaxagoras’ Metaphysics OUP 2017

Aristotle on Perceiving Objects, OUP, 2014

Edited Books

Exploring Gregory of Nyssa: philosophical, theological and historical studies, OUP, 2018 (co-edited with Neil McLynn)
A History of Mind and Body in Late Antiquity, CUP, 2018 (co-edited with Sophie Cartwright)
Divine Powers in Late Antiquity, OUP 2017.
The Metaphysics of Relations, OUP, 2015 (co-edited with D Yates).
Causation and Creation in Late Antiquity, CUP, 2015 (co-edited with B Prince).
The Author’s Voice in Classical and Late Antiquity, OUP, 2013 (co-edited with J Hill).
The Metaphysics of the Incarnation, OUP, 2011 (co-edited with J Hill).
The Metaphysics of Powers: Their Grounding and Their Manifestations, Routledge, 2010


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