About

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 mainly in epistemology, especially social, collective, and applied epistemology, and related issues in social and political philosophy, and philosophy of mind and language. In my current research, I have been investigating certain 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 am also interested in resilient beliefs which are grounded in essentialized representations of social kinds, and the generic mode of representation.

You can contact me at mgnapoli@unc.edu