College Of Humanities and Fine Arts

Katia Samoilova Franco

Associate Professor - Ph.D. Brown University

Katia Samoilova Franco received her Ph.D. in Philosophy from Brown University in 2013. Her areas of specialization are philosophy of mind and epistemology, while her research interests include philosophy of psychology and cognitive science, metaphysics, and philosophy of action. She is particularly interested in the nature of the various cognitive capacities, such as perception, introspection, and reasoning, and how they contribute to our rationality. Her publications thus far have been dedicated to the nature of introspection and self-knowledge. Currently she is working on the influence of cognition on perception, and the nature of reasoning as a mental action. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, movies, playing the piano, and other people's cats (for the lack of her own).

Selected publications:

"Action and Skill", in C. D. Jennings & B. Young (eds), Mind, Cognition, and Neuroscience: A Philosophical Introduction (Routledge, 2022)

"Pain and Transparency", with Catherine Prueitt, NEH volume on self-knowledge (Oxford University Press, 2020)

"Review of Eva Schmidt, Modest Nonconceptualism: Epistemology, Phenomenology, and Content”, Philosophical Quarterly 69 (2019), pp.650-653

"Justification Upgrading and the Knowledge Baseline”, Analysis 78 (2018), pp.512-523

"Transparency and Introspective Unification”, Synthese 193 (2016), pp.3363-3381

"First-person Privilege, Judgment, and Avowal”, Philosophical Explorations 18 (2015), pp.169-182

Portrait of Katia Samoilova Franco