Fellow in Philosophy
Anna was elected Official Fellow in 2011. Before then, she was a Junior Research Fellow in College and contemporaneously held a British Academy Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the Faculty of Philosophy. Before coming to Oxford, Anna earned her Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Edinburgh and a Laurea in Philosophy from the University of Pisa, Italy.
Anna's main area of interest is ancient and contemporary metaphysics, within a broadly Aristotelian framework. She is interested in issues concerning the nature of properties, dispositions, relations; composition and structure; fundamentality; the metaphysics of substance; and causation. Her publications span classical and medieval philosophy, contemporary metaphysics, the philosophy of mind, and the philosophy of religion. She has published monographs, edited books and journal articles in all these areas.
Anna currently directs a large-scale multidisciplinary research group funded by the European Research Council and the Templeton World Charity Foundation. Her group investigates the nature of the fundamental building blocks of reality, with special interest in power ontology (including how this metaphysics view was developed in ancient Greek thought).
Publications (books only)
Aristotle on Perceiving Objects, OUP, 2014
Everything in Everything. An essay on Anaxagora's metaphysics (monograph, under contract with OUP)
The Metaphysics of Relations, OUP, 2015 (co-edited with David Yates).
Causation and Creation in Late Antiquity, CUP, 2015 (co-edited with Brian Prince).
The Author’s Voice in Classical and Late Antiquity, OUP, 2013 (co-edited with Jonathan Hill).
The Metaphysics of the Incarnation, OUP, 2011 (co-edited with Jonathan Hill).
The Metaphysics of Powers: Their Grounding and Their Manifestations, Routledge, 2010 (edited volume; paperback edition 2013