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. She specializes in metaphysics (especially social metaphysics), feminist philosophy, and social and political philosophy. She also has interests in epistemology and philosophy of language, especially where these intersect with her areas of specialization.

Appointments
Coordinator, Bay Area Feminism and Philosophy Workshop
Associate, Canadian Metaphysics Collaborative
Parliamentarian, University of San Francisco Faculty Association
Policy Board Representative, University of San Francisco Faculty Association
Education
PhD in Philosophy, Northwestern University, 2015
MA in Philosophy, Dalhousie University, 2008
BA in Philosophy, Dalhousie University, 2007
Research
Metaphysics
Feminist Philosophy
Social and Political Philosophy
Selected Publications

“Hermeneutical Injustice,” Routledge Handbook of Social and Political Philosophy of Language, forthcoming.

“Social Ontology,” (with Katherine Ritchie), Routledge Handbook of Metametaphysics, forthcoming.

“Social Metaphysics,” Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, 2018.

“The Metaphysics of Social Kinds.” Philosophy Compass, 2016: 841-850.

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

Student Organization Advisor of the Year, University of San Francisco

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

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