I am a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Applied Epistemology Project and Teaching Assistant Professor in the PPE program at UNC Chapel Hill. I received my PhD in philosophy from the University of California, Irvine in 2022.

My interests lie in epistemology, especially social, collective, and applied epistemology, social and political philosophy, and related issues in philosophy of mind and language. In my current research, I have been investigating some socially relevant beliefs which appear to be immune to revision in light of evidence. One such example, which was the topic of my dissertation, is belief in conspiracy theories. I have also been thinking about prejudice, and resilient beliefs about social categories which are grounded in essentialized representations of social kinds.

When I’m not doing philosophy, I like hanging out with these guys.

You can contact me at mgnapoli[at]unc[dot]edu. I’m also on Philpeople.