Zina B. Ward

I am a doctoral candidate in History & Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh. My dissertation research explores individual differences in cognitive science (see Research for an abstract). I have other ongoing projects on the role of non-epistemic values in climate science and on the relationship between episodic memory and personal identity. I am also a member of the graduate training program run by the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition, an interdisciplinary research center between the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University.

Before coming to Pittsburgh, I completed MPhils in Philosophy and in History & Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge. My time in Cambridge was funded by a Herschel Smith Fellowship. Before that, I received my B.A. from Williams College, where I majored in Economics and Philosophy with a concentration in Cognitive Science.