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Flavia Padovani, Associate Professor of Philosophy at Drexel University

Flavia Padovani, PhD

Associate Professor of Philosophy
Department of English and Philosophy
Center for Science, Technology and Society


  • PhD, Philosophy, University of Geneva, Switzerland
  • BA/MA, Philosophy, University of Pavia, Italy

Research Interests:

  • Philosophy of Science
  • History of Philosophy of Science
  • Feminist Epistemology
  • Science and Technology Studies


Flavia Padovani is Associate Professor of Philosophy and a member of Drexel’s Center for Science, Technology, and Society. Before and after joining Drexel in 2012, she held postdoctoral and visiting fellowships at the Pittsburgh Center for Philosophy of Science, at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, at the Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science at the London School of Economics, as well as at the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München.

She is the Vice-President and President-Elect of the International Society for the History and Philosophy of Science (HOPOS).

Her research addresses issues in both history and philosophy of science, and general philosophy of science and technology broadly construed and characterized by an interdisciplinary approach progressively focusing on the role of science with and for society. She has published several papers in Synthese, Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics, Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, and European Studies in Philosophy of Science and edited several volumes, including Objectivity in Science: New Perspectives from Science and Technology Studies with A. Richardson and J.Y. Tsou (Springer, 2015) and the forthcoming Routledge Handbook of the History of Philosophy of Science, with A.T. Tuboly.