I am a PhD student in the Department of Philosophy at UCI. 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 interested in socially relevant beliefs which appear to be immune to revision in light of evidence. One such example, which is 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.

Before coming to UCI, I was a PhD student at the University of Cologne, and I studied philosophy at Utrecht University and the University of Padua.

Starting in July, I will be a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Applied Epistemology Project and Teaching Assistant Professor in the department of Philosophy at UNC Chapel Hill.

You can contact me at mgnapoli@uci.edu