Federica Russo


Federica Russo is full professor in philosophy and ethics of techno-science.

She holds the Westerdijk Chair at the Freudenthal Institute, Utrecht University, and she is Honorary Professor at University College London (Department of Science and Technology Studies). She has held research, teaching, and visiting positions at several institutions, including the University of Kent, Pittsburgh, and Louvain.

Her research concerns epistemological, methodological, and normative aspects that arise in the health and social sciences, with special attention to policy contexts and to the highly technologized character of these fields. Federica has published extensively on various themes, such as causation and causal modelling, evidence, and technology, and her latest monograph is titled Techno-Scientific Practices. An Informational Approach (RLI, 2022).

Federica is currently editor-in-chief of Digital Society; in the past, she has been co-editor in chief (with Phyllis Illari) of the European Journal for Philosophy of Science and is an executive Editor of Philosophy and Technology. She is member of the Steering Committee of the European Philosophy of Science Association, and External Faculty Member at the Institute for Advanced Study at the University of Amsterdam.

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