Susanna Siegel

Susanna Siegel

Fellow: Awarded 2023
Field of Study: Philosophy

Competition: US & Canada

Susanna Siegel is Edgar Pierce Professor of Philosophy at Harvard University. She is author of The Contents of Visual Experience (2010), winner of the 2012 Walter Channing Cabot Fellow Prize, and The Rationality of Perception (2017). She has written over ninety articles about perception, its many roles in the mind, and its relationships to probability, culture, bias, and politics, as well as several articles on the psychology of belonging to publics, vigilantism, fascism as a social kind, and principles for journalism. Siegel is past President of the Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology and the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness. In 2023 she was jointly awarded the Lebowitz Prize in Philosophy with Professor Kristie Dotson of University of Michigan, for work on the topic of norms of attention. In addition to publishing in academic venues, Siegel has written pieces aimed at wider audiences on politics, death, schadenfreude, and mob violence in the Los Angeles Review of Books, New Philosopher magazine, and the Tampa Bay Times. You can hear her discuss the interconnections between many of these topics on the 5 Questions podcast.

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