Anna Marmodoro holds the Chair of Metaphysics in the Philosophy Department of Durham University since 2016, and she is concomitantly an Associate Member of the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Oxford. Before taking up the Chair at Durham, Anna was professionally based in Oxford (where she still lives) for a decade, during which she held different positions: she was initially a Departmental Lecturer in Philosophy (2007-08); a Junior Research Fellow (funded by a British Academy Post-Doctoral Fellowship, 2008-11); and an Official Fellow in Philosophy in Corpus Christi College (2011-17).
She has been directing since 2008 a large-scale multidisciplinary research group based in Oxford, 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 (2019-)
Anna specializes in two research areas: on the one hand, ancient, late antiquity and medieval philosophy, and on the other, analytic metaphysics and philosophy of science, In the history of philosophy, she has worked on an eclectic collection of topics, on Anaxagoras, Aristotle, Plato, Plotinus, the Stoics, Gregory of Nyssa, and Thomas Aquinas. 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.
· Forms and Structure in Plato’s Metaphysics, forthcoming with OUP, August 2021
· The Reception of Greek Ethics in Late Antiquity and Byzantium, forthcoming with CUP, July 2021 (co-edited with Sofia Xenofontos)
· Metaphysics: An introduction to Contemporary Debates and Their History, co-authored with Erasmus Mayr, OUP, March 2019, pp. xii + 221
· Exploring Gregory of Nyssa: philosophical, theological and historical studies, OUP, October 2018, pp. xi + 263 (co-edited with Neil McLynn
· Everything in Everything. Anaxagoras’s Metaphysics, OUP, March 2017, pp. xi + 224
· Aristotle on Perceiving Objects, OUP, June 2014, pp. ix + 304