Areas of Interest & Expertise
- Philosophy of Language
- Philosophy of Mind
- Action Theory
- Feminist Philosophy
- Philosophy of Cognitive Science
- Disability Studies
- Latin America philosophy
Juliana is a faculty member at the School of Arts and Sciences, and has been with the Azim Premji University since July 2021. She has taught at Ashoka University prior to coming to APU. She completed her Ph.D. from the University of California Santa Barbara with a dissertation on the meaning and belief content of proper names.
Her main research interests are in philosophy of mind and language. In her work, she explores questions about indexicality in language and mind, (de se), content of beliefs in general, and its relation to language. Since 2019, she has been working on a research project on group indexical beliefs, where she considers how first-person plural thoughts and joint demonstrative beliefs can be accommodated within current de se and Immunity to Error through Misidentification accounts, if possible at all.
When she’s not doing philosophy, she’s traveling, knitting, crocheting or embroidering, learning how to code, or perusing Reddit (purely for pedagogical purposes – to design an Intro course based on Reddit posts).
This course introduces formal systems as tools to solve specific problems, giving students the capacity to evaluate which (and whether) a particular formal system is appropriate for the problem before them.
How do we decide the best course of action? What do we think of as a good life? Are value judgements that we make universal or subjective?