Keeling academic staff
The UCL philosophy department have a number of academics working on a range of areas within ancient philosophy, and has long worked together with the Department of Greek and Latin at UCL on Keeling activities, notably the Keeling Lecture and Keeling Colloquia. These are our Keeling Academic Staff.
Dr. Fiona Leigh
Associate Professor, Philosophy
Prof. Mark Kalderon
Dr. Simona Aimar
Dr. Simona Aimar completed her DPhil at the University of Oxford under the supervision of Prof. Ursula Coope and Prof. Timothy Williamson. She is working on a monograph on Aristotle’s metaphysics of modality. She also works on contemporary metaphysics and semantics, among other things. More>
Dr. Amanda Greene
Dr Greene joined the philosophy department in 2015. Her research focuses on legal and political philosophy. In addition to work on political legitimacy and global civil society, Dr Greene is engaged in research on classical political thought, namely the account of law and freedom in Plato's later writings. More>
Dr. Elena Cagnoli Fiecconi
Lecturer in Ancient Philosophy, Department of Greek and Latin
Dr Elena Cagnoli Fiecconi's primary research is on Aristotle's ethics and moral psychology, though she also has a broad interest in other ancient traditions. She also enjoys exploring the relevance of ancient views for contemporary philosophy of mind and ethics.. More>
Dr. Merrick Anderson
Dr. Saloni de Souza
Research Associate, Keeling Centre for Ancient Philosophy
Dr. Saloni de Souza studied for her D.Phil at the University of Oxford under the supervision of Prof. Lindsay Judson, Prof. Ursula Coope and Mrs. Lesley Brown. She works primarily on the pre-Socratics, Plato and Aristotle, especially their metaphysics. She is currently working on Plato's and Aristotle's ideas about numerical identity, Zeno's paradox of place and the ethics around death in Plato. Read more
Prof. Sarah Broadie
Prof. Rachel Barney
Honorary Professor, Department of Philosophy
Rachel Barney is Professor and Canada Research Chair (Tier-1) in Classical Philosophy, affiliated with both the Classics Department and the Philosophy Department, at the University of Toronto. She was an undergraduate at University of Toronto, and returned in 2003 after earning a PhD at Princeton and teaching at the University of Ottawa and the University of Chicago. Her research has ranged from the early sophists to the late Neoplatonic commentator Simplicius, but focuses on Plato. Her particular interest is in areas where questions of ethics, psychology, epistemology, and philosophical method meet, as in Plato’s theory of the good.
Dr. Timothy Clarke
Honorary Senior Lecturer, Department of Philosophy
Dr. Timothy Clarke did his PhD at Yale University and is Associate Professor of Philosophy at UC Berkeley. His research interests are in ancient Greek philosophy, particularly metaphysics, epistemology, and natural philosophy. HIs articles include 'The Argument from Relatives (Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy, 2012) and 'Aristotle and the Ancient Puzzle about Coming to Be' (Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy, 2015). His book, Aristotle and the Eleatic One, was recently published by Oxford University Press.