Dr Nataliia Reva

Dr Nataliia Reva

Department of Philosophy
Postdoctoral Research Fellow

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University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Nataliia Reva is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Philosophy of the University of Birmingham, and a member of The Global Philosophy of Religion Project directed by Professor Yujin Nagasawa.


  • PhD in Philosophy (Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, 2021)
  • MA in Human and Social Science (Paris IV-Sorbonne, 2017)
  • MA in Philosophy (Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, 2017)
  • BA in Philosophy (Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, 2015)


I obtained my PhD in Philosophy from the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv in 2021. My doctoral research focused on the intersection between the philosophy of logic and cognitive science. During my PhD studies I was a member of Oral History of Philosophy Society at Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. It resulted in two SCOPUS articles (in Ukrainian) that reveal the idea of using interviews as a method of philosophical research in practice. Before coming to Birmingham, I was awarded a JESH Scholarship by Austrian Academy of Science and spent two months as a Visiting Researcher in the Research centre of Religion and Transformation in Contemporary Society at the University of Vienna (2022).


My current research related to the theme of “Evil and Suffering in the World” raised by the Global Philosophy of Religion Project. One of the concept that I study is the embodiment of evil. The main questions that interest me are: How evil impacts us physically? How our body resists to evil? Which rituals people use to overcome or protect themselves from evil, and how these rituals have influence on us through our senses? I propose to study evil not as an abstract philosophical concept, but as a real-life threat that can we be felt and therefore studied empirically. The areas of my research interests are philosophy of religion, informal logic, critical thinking, experimental philosophy and cognitive science.