Emma Borg joined the Philosophy Department at the University of Reading in 1998, on completion of her M.Phil and Ph.D at University College London. She has been a Visiting Professor at Rutgers Centre for Cognitive Science and the Institute of Advanced Studies in London, and was the White Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Chicago. Emma has held various awards including a Philip Leverhulme Prize, two AHRC Research Leave awards and she has been PI on an AHRC Research Network (with Peking University, China). She has served as Head of the Philosophy Department at Reading and is currently Director of the Reading Centre for Cognition Research and an Associate Investigator at the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders, Macquarie University. She is a member of the Executive Committee of the Mind Association and sits on the Advisory Council for the Institute of Philosophy, School of Advanced Studies, London.
Emma’s main research area is Philosophy of Language and she has written two monographs on the semantics/pragmatics divide: Minimal Semantics (OUP: 2004) and Pursuing Meaning (OUP: 2012). Current research interests include language and the law, ethics and financial regulation, and our understanding of pain. Her interview with 3am magazine (Spring 2018) gives an overview of some of her philosophical interests.
Emma lives in the Oxfordshire countryside with her husband and two children.