Aja Watkins

Credentials: Assistant Professor (PhD Boston University, 2023)

Position title: Philosophy of Science

Email: aja.watkins@wisc.edu

Professor Watkins’ research encompasses several topics in philosophy of science, including philosophy of climate science, philosophy of biology, philosophy of the historical sciences (such as paleontology), and feminist philosophy of science. She is particularly interested in how scientists construct and use data, measurement processes, and models in order to make inferences about the natural world, and how scientific practice influences and is influenced by social and political projects and priorities.