Belén Pueyo-Ibáñez



I am a postdoctoral research fellow at the Justitia Center for Advanced Studies, Goethe Universität Frankfurt, at the invitation of Rainer Forst.

I completed my PhD in philosophy—along with a Graduate Certificate in Mind, Brain, and Culture—in May 2023 at Emory University (Atlanta) under the supervision of John J. Stuhr. Supported by a generous doctoral scholarship and an Andrew W. Mellon dissertation fellowship, my dissertation, (Im)possible Communities: The Cooperative Structure of Moral Thinking, was recognized by the Dean of Emory Graduate School as one of three outstanding doctoral theses among those produced by a cohort of over 200 new PhD graduates. 

Before starting my PhD program, a Fulbright Scholarship enabled me to earn an MA in Philosophy at The New School for Social Research (New York City), where I studied under the mentorship of Richard J. Bernstein. Additionally, I obtained an advanced degree in Contemporary Art History from Goldsmiths, University of London, and pursued Bachelor's Degrees in Journalism and Music Performance in Barcelona. 

My areas of specialization include social, political, and moral thought, philosophical psychology, Critical Theory (especially Jürgen Habermas), and American Pragmatism (especially John Dewey). My work has been published in The European Journal of Pragmatism and American Philosophy, The Journal of Speculative Philosophy, Contemporary Pragmatism, and Pragmatism Today.

In previous lives, I have been a talented violinist and a journalist (for a few years, I worked as a classical music critic and got to occupy the position of editor-in-chief at a digital magazine on contemporary art and culture). I no longer play the violin or engage in fast-paced journalistic writing, but I certainly enjoy doing things other than philosophy. Listening to classical music (better if live), visiting art museums, and traveling come first, closely followed by amateur astronomy (I bought my first telescope, a 114mm Newtonian that I still have when I was 11 years old). Getting started in the art of astrophotography and learning to sail are next on my list.

Originally from the beautiful historical city of Pamplona, Spain, and currently residing in Bad Homburg, near Frankfurt, I have lived in Barcelona, London, New York, and Atlanta.

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Photos on this website:
Driftwood Beach, Jekyll Island, GA.
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