Short CV/Education and training

  • Dr Marmodoro holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Edinburgh and the equivalent of a MA (Laurea) in Philosophy from the University of Pisa, Italy.

  • Her first appointment was a Lectureship in the Faculty of Philosophy, at Oxford, and in Corpus Christi College (2007).

  • Following that, Dr Marmodoro was awarded a British Academy Post-doctoral Fellowship in Philosophy, which she held as a Junior Research Fellow in Corpus (2008-2011).

  • In 2008 Dr Marmodoro was also the recipient of a Research Project Grant from the Leverhulme Trust, and Principle investigator of the project.

  • In 2010 she was awarded a European Research Council grant of £1m for a five year project in ancient and contemporary metaphysics, to commence in 2011.

  • In 2011 Dr Marmodoro was elected Official Fellow of Corpus Christi College.

  • Dr Marmodoro has held visiting fellowships in Germany, Italy, Australia and the US.

Selected publications


  • 1.The Metaphysics of Relation, OUP, 2016 (co-edited with David Yates).

  • 2.Causation and Creation in Late Antiquity, CUP, 2015 (co-edited with Brian Prince).

  • 3.Aristotle on Perceiving Objects, OUP, 2014 (monograph).

  • 4.The Author?s Voice in Classical and Late Antiquity, OUP, 2013 (co-edited with Jonathan Hill).

  • 5.The Metaphysics of the Incarnation, OUP, 2011 (co-edited with Jonathan Hill, with three reviews in press).

  • 6.The Metaphysics of Powers: Their Grounding and Their Manifestations, Routledge, 2010 (edited volume; paperback edition 2013; reviewed in the Notre Dame Review of Books; recommended in the Oxford Bibliographies entry on dispositions).

Refereed Journal Articles and book chapters

  • 1. 'Gregory of Nyssa's on the Creation of the World', forthcoming in Causation and Creation in Late Antiquity, edited by Anna Marmodoro and Brian Prince, CUP.

  • 2.'Potentiality in Aristotle's Metaphysics', forthcoming in K. Engelhard and M. Quante (eds.) The Handbook of Potentiality, Springer, 2013.

  • 3.'Causation without glue: Aristotle on causal powers', in C. Natali, C. Viano and M. Zingano (eds.), Les Quatre Causes d'Aristotle. Origins et Interprétations. Peeters, Louvain, 2014.

  • 4.'Aristotle's hylomorphism without reconditioning', Philosophical Inquiry, Volume 37, Issue 1/2, 2013.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • The Metaphysics of Entanglement (2014-2017). This is a project funded by the Templeton World Charity Foundation.

  • Power Structuralism in Ancient Ontologies (2011-2016). This is a project funded by the European Research Council.

  • Causal Powers in Aristotle's Philosophy of Mind. This is a three year project funded by the British Academy, 2008-2011.

  • "Incarnation by Embodiment: Christ as the 'external vehicle' of God's mental contents" This is a one year project funded by the Leverhulme Trust, 2008-2009.

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

Member of the Editorial Board of the international peer reviewed journals:

  • Topoi. International Review of Philosophy

  • Philosophical Inquiries

  • Philosophy and Anthropology

Guest Editor for the

  • British Journal for the History of Philosophy

  • Res Philosophica

  • Topoi. International Review of Philosophy

Referee for international journals (12 in total):

  • Mind, Monist, European Journal for the Philosophy of Science, British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, Philosophers? Imprint, Philosophical Quarterly, Philosophical Studies, Philosophical Papers, Philosophia, British Journal for the History of Philosophy, International Journal of the Platonic Tradition; and for international presses: Routledge, Oxford University Press, Ashgate.

Other memberships:

  • Treasurer and Management Committee Member, British Society for the History of Philosophy

  • Founding member (with Prof John Marenbon) of the Medieval Philosophy Network in the UK

  • Honorary member of the Italian Society for the History of Philosophy

  • Member of the peer review college for the Arts and Humanities Research Council, UK; 2014-17

  • Research projects evaluator for Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, Sweden's leading grant-making foundation in the humanities and social sciences, 2014

  • Representative of the Ancient Philosophy Association (England) at the first international meeting among national associations representatives to create a global network for the subject, 2014

  • Evaluator of Royal Society Newton International Fellowships, UK, 2014

  • Evaluator for PISCOPIA Fellowships Program, Italy, 2013

  • Member of the Philosophy Panel (9 members only) of the National Agency for the Evaluation of Universities and Research Institutes, and Chair of the Medieval Philosophy National Sub-panel, Italy, 2011-13

  • Evaluator for the Research Program 'Thales' for the Ministry for Education, Greece, 2011

  • Evaluator for the Arts and Humanities Research Council, UK, 2011


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    Anna Marmodoro specialises in ancient and contemporary metaphysics and is currently investigating 'causal powers'. In one of her research projects, she tries to link her theories to modern quantum physics.