Biography

Rebecca Mason is originally from Nova Scotia, Canada where she completed her BA and MA in Philosophy at Dalhousie University. In 2015, she received her PhD in Philosophy from Northwestern University. Rebecca works primarily in metaphysics, philosophy of language, and feminist philosophy. She is especially interested in social ontology. Her research asks questions such as: Are social kinds mind-dependent? What is distinctively social about social kinds? Are social kinds natural? What is the relationship between the nature of social kinds like rape and marriage, and the legal status of those kinds?

Education
PhD in Philosophy, Northwestern University, 2015
Visiting Student in Philosophy, MIT, 2013
MA in Philosophy, Dalhousie University, 2008
BA in Philosophy, Dalhousie University, 2007
Research
Metaphysics
Philosophy of Language
Feminist Philosophy
Selected Publications

Review of Out from the Shadows: Analytical Feminist Contributions to Traditional Philosophy.
Hypatia Reviews Online. 2013.

“Two Kinds of Unknowing.” Hypatia, 2011: 294-307.

Awards & Distinctions

Graduate Research Grant, Northwestern University, 2013

McCarthy Award for Teaching Excellence in Philosophy, Northwestern University, 2012

Doctoral Fellowship, Social Sciences Research Council of Canada, 2009-2013

University Fellow, Northwestern University, 2009-2014

Douglas Butler Memorial Scholarship for best M.A. essay in Philosophy, Dalhousie University, 2008

Irving and Jeanne Glovin Award, Oskar Schindler Humanities Foundation, 2008

University Medal for highest GPA in Philosophy, Dalhousie University 2007

F. Hilton Page Memorial Prize for Best Honors Thesis in Philosophy, Dalhousie University, 2007