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Stella Villarmea

Marie S. Curie Fellow, Oxford University; Catedrática de Filosofía, Universidad de Alcalá

Stella Villarmea is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Alcalá, Madrid, Spain, where I teach ‘Theory of Knowledge’, ‘Philosophy, Gender, and Emancipation’, and ‘Contemporary Thinkers’. She is currently Marie S. Curie Fellow at the University of Oxford, where I conduct the research project, ‘Controversies in Childbirth: from Epistemology to Practices’ (VOICEs), funded by the European Research Council (ERC), at the Faculty of Philosophy and The Collaborative Centre for Values-based Practice, St. Catherine’s College. She is also the Principal Investigator of ‘Philosophy of Birth: rethinking the Origin from Medical Humanities (PHILBIRTH), funded by the Ministry of Economy of Spain.

Villarmea is interested in the moral and political justification of our beliefs, and in the relationship between knowledge and emancipatory action. She does research on the Philosophy of Birth and how our concepts of pregnancy and childbirth reflect our view of the world and of human being. She has previously published on epistemology (Wittgenstein and skepticism) and ethics (Kant and Levinas), with and/or without a gender approach.

She has been Adjunct Professor at the University of Saint Louis and Visiting Professor at the following Universities: Humboldt and Paderborn (Germany), Lund (Sweden), Marie Curie (Poland), Kent and Oxford (United Kingdom). She worked as Head Coordinator of the Degree of Humanities, and as Coordinator of International Programs, at the University of Alcalá. She is now a board member of The International Federation of Philosophical Associations (FISP), The Spanish Network of Philosophy (REF), and The International Birth Research and Action Association (IBRAA).


  • –present
    Catedrática de Filosofía de la Universidad de Alcalá. , Universidad de Alcalá


  • 1990 
    Universidad de Alcalá, Filosofía