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.
- 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
- PhD in Philosophy, Northwestern University, 2015
- MA in Philosophy, Dalhousie University, 2008
- BA in Philosophy, Dalhousie University, 2007
- 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