Ph.D. Harvard University, 2011
B.A. University of California, Santa Cruz, 1999
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Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-3750
Gabrielle Benette Jackson received her Ph.D. in Philosophy from Harvard University in 2011. Since then she has been the Andrew W Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto’s Jackman Humanities Institute, and a Visitor at the Institute for Advanced Study’s School of Social Sciences in Princeton, New Jersey. She joined the faculty at Stony Brook University in 2014.
Jackson’s areas of expertise include phenomenology, philosophy of mind, cognitive science, and feminist philosophy. Her research addresses the mind-body problem, concerning the complex relations between the mental and the physical. In particular, she is interested in the ways that our mental capacities are shaped by our physical abilities. Her work in this area includes “Gilbert Ryle and Maurice Merleau-Ponty’s Critique of Descartes,” “Skillful Action in Peripersonal Space,” “The Perception of Empty Space,” “Neurophilosophy and its Discontents,” “The Metaphors of Social Construction: Speaking Surface or Embodied Actor?” and “Seeing What Is Not Seen: At the Intersection of Vision Science, Phenomenology and Architecture.”
Jackson has recently taught courses on neurophenomenology and feminist philosophy within the analytic tradition.
- "Neurophilosophy and Its Discontents." The Institute Letter (Summer 2014): 5-6. [PDF]