Miranda Fricker’s main areas of interest are in ethics, social epistemology, and feminist philosophy, with occasional forays into political philosophy. She completed her doctoral work at the University of Oxford (DPhil, 1996), then moved to the University of London for a Jacobsen Research Fellowship, which was followed by a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship. From 2000 to 2012, she taught in the Philosophy Department at Birkbeck, University of London; she served as Head of Department from 2011 to 2012, leaving to take up a Chair at the University of Sheffield, where she is now Honorary Professor.
Fricker’s publications include The Epistemic Life of Groups: Essays in the Epistemology of Collectives
(coeditor, 2016); Applied Epistemology,
special issue of the Journal of Applied Philosophy
(coeditor, 2016), Reading Ethics
, (coauthor and editor, 2009), Epistemic Injustice: Power and the Ethics of Knowing
(2007), and the Cambridge Companion to Feminism in Philosophy
, (coeditor, 2000). She was awarded a Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship (2014-16); and is currently finishing work on a book in moral philosophy, Blaming and Forgiving: The Work of Morality
She served as Director of the Mind Association 2010-15, and as an Associate Editor of the Journal of the American Philosophical Association
2014-20. In 2015 she was appointed by the UK government to serve as the moral philosopher on the Spoliation Advisory Panel
, a body of experts that resolves claims from families that lost cultural property during the Nazi era. She is a Fellow of the British Academy and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and was elected President of the American Philosophical Association (Eastern Division) 2022-23.