Dr Mihaela Popa-Wyatt

Dr Mihaela Popa-Wyatt

Department of Philosophy
Research Fellow

Contact details

Address
ERI Building
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

Qualifications

  • PhD Philosophy of Language (Geneva)
  • MA Linguistics (Geneva)
  • MA Linguistics (Bucharest)
  • BA Linguistics (Bucharest)

Biography

I have been a Research Fellow in the department since January 2017. Previously, I was a Beatriu de Pinós Fellow (LOGOS-Barcelona 2014-2016), and a Research Fellow on a Leverhulme Trust project on Metaphor, Metonymy, and Propositional Attitudes.

Teaching

  • Political Philosophy (1st year)

Postgraduate supervision

  • Philosophy of Language
  • Meta-ethics.

Research

I work mainly in philosophy of language.  My interests include figures of speech such as metaphor and irony; meaning in language; semantics/pragmatics, context-sensitivity in language; expressivism; value-talk; pejorative talk; hate speech; and game theory in language.

Other activities

Personal website:

https://mihaelapopawyatt.wordpress.com/

Editorial work

I am guest editor for a Special Issue of Philosophical Studies. This is now out. It’s entitled ‘GO FIGURE – Understanding Figurative Talk’.

This volume brings together peer-reviewed papers on various aspects and applications of figurative speech from: David Hills (Stanford), Liz Camp (Rutgers), Mitch Green (Conneticut), Ken Walton (Michigan/Stanford), Larry Horn (Yale), Ofra Magidor (Oxford), Stephen Barker (Nottingham), and Mihaela Popa-Wyatt (LOGOS-Barcelona).

Workshops organised

Publications