Mihaela Popa-Wyatt

Starting with Jan 2022 I will join the Philosophy Department at the University of Manchester. Currently I am a Marie Curie fellow (Research Associate) at Leibniz-Zentrum Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft (ZAS Berlin) in the Semantics/Pragmatics FB4 (March 2019 – Dec 2021). Previously, I was at the University of Birmingham, and at LOGOS Barcelona.


My main research interests are in Philosophy of Language and Linguistics, Meta-ethics, Social and Political Philosophy, Social Epistemology, Philosophy and Race and Gender. My recent work focuses on how slurs and oppressive speech shift social norms and re-entrench social hierarchies. I’m currently using tools from game-theoretic and social norms theories to make testable predictions about e.g. the spread of oppressive speech use, coalitions formation, and the emergence of discriminatory norms.


Contact Information

Leibniz-Zentrum Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft (ZAS)
Schützenstr. 18.
10117 Berlin, Germany

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