University of Pittsburgh
Graduate Student

Morgan Thompson


My primary interests are in philosophy of science, specifically neuroscience and other biological sciences, and feminist philosophy. I am interested in the methods of neuroscience and their impact on the inferences we can draw from research. I am also interested in theories of scientific explanation and different explanatory strategies. My work focuses specifically on issues in modeling and explanation that arise in network science and graph theory within the biological sciences. Recently, I have been involved in the following projects: empirically examining potential explanations for the underrepresentation of women in philosophy, empirically examining potential explanations for the underrepresentation of Black students in philosophy, and developing a causal interpretation and method for testing intersectional claims in datasets. I received my Master’s degree from Georgia State University, where I completed the Neurophilosophy track. Before my M.A., I received my Bachelor’s degree in philosophy and psychology from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville.