Irina Mikhalevich, PhD, Department of Philosophy, Rochester Institute of Technology.
Irina Mikhalevich received her Ph.D. from Boston University in 2014 under the supervision of Alisa Bokulichand Colin Allen (Indiana University). Prior to joining RIT, she held the McDonnell Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology (PNP) Program at Washington University in St. Louis and a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Berlin School of Mind and Brain at Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany. Most recently, she spent one year as a visiting researcher at Northeastern University.
Her work lies at the intersection of the philosophy of science, the philosophy of cognitive science, and ethics, with a focus on the nature and science of animal minds. Her research examines conceptual and methodological problems in comparative (animal) cognition science and their implications for the treatment of nonhuman animals.