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Fiora Salis
Associate Lecturer



Fiora Salis is Associate Lecturer and Internatonal Officer for Philosophy. Before joining the Department she was a Marie SkÅ‚odowska-Curie Fellow at the London School of Economics from 2015-2017, and a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre for Philosophy at the University of Lisbon from 2012-2015. She received her PhD in Philosophy from the University of Barcelona (2011), an MA in Cognitive Science from the same University (2007) and an MA in Philosophy and History of Ideas (2006) from the University of Turin.

Departmental roles

  • Member of Department Management Team
  • Careers and industrial placement coordinator
  • Visiting student and exchanges coordinator



Fiora's main research focus is on the nature and varieties of imagination, and on its distinct uses in artistic fictions, scientific models, and thought experiments. She also works on fiction and the semantics and pragmatics of fictional discourse, fictional names, mental files, episodic memory and imagery.



Fiora mainly teaches courses in Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Imagination, Aesthetics and Philosophy of Social Science.
She has also taught courses in Philosophy of Emotions and Philosophy of History.

External activities


Research Associate at the Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science (CPNSS) at the London School of Economics and Political Science.


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Dr Fiora Salis
Associate Lecturer