InGardenMaxSnowmanI am an Assistant Professor in Philosophy at Durham University. My work stretches across philosophy of psychology and social epistemology, and interacts with issues in philosophy of psychiatry, medicine, law and education. My recent research focuses on stereotyping, implicit bias, epistemic injustice, and distorted memories. 

Before arriving in Durham, I studied for my PhD at the University of Sheffield, had a postdoc position on the ERC-funded Project PERFECT in Birmingham, and held teaching positions at the University of Bristol and University of Glasgow.

When not working I love playing with and caring for my two small children, run whenever I can, enjoy (!) watching Norwich City Football Club, attempt gardening, and am extremely comfortable drinking a cup of tea in a cafe.

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How Stereotypes Deceive Us, under contract, Oxford University Press 


2020. “Re-evaluating the Credibility of Eyewitness Testimony: The Misinformation Effect and the Overcritical Juror”. Episteme, 17, 2: 255-279.

2019. “Stereotyping Patients“. Journal of Social Philosophy, 50, 1: 60-90.

2019. “Disclosure of mental health: Philosophical and Psychological Perspectives“. Philosophy, Psychology and Psychiatry, 26, 4: 333-348.

2018. “Human memory and the limits of technology in education”. Educational Theory (with C. O’Donnell), 68, 6: 643-655.

2018. “Epistemic innocence and the production of false memory beliefs”. Philosophical Studies (with L. Bortolotti), 176: 755–780.

2017. “Stereotyping: The multifactorial view“. Philosophical Topics, 45, 1, 137-156.

2017. “Dissolving the ethical/epistemic dilemma over implicit bias”. Philosophical Explorations 20: sup1, 73-93.

2016. “Accessibilism and the challenge from implicit bias”. Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, 97, 3, 421–434

2014. “A defence of epistemic responsibility: why laziness and ignorance are bad after all”. Synthese 191, 14, 3297-3309.


Forthcoming. “Mnemonic Injustice”. Memory and Testimony: New Essays in Epistemology, edited by Stephen Wright and Sanford Goldberg. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Forthcoming. “Credibility Deficits, Memory Errors and the Criminal Trial”. Truth and Trials: Dilemmas at the Intersection of Epistemology and Philosophy of Law, edited by Zachery Hoskins and Jon Robson.

2020. “Epistemic Injustice and Implicit Bias”. An Introduction to Implicit Bias: Knowledge, Justice and the Social Mind edited by Erin Beeghly and Alex Madva (with J. Holroyd)

2019. “Philosophy, bias and stigma”. Why Philosophy? edited by Diego Bubbio & Jeff Malpass (with L. Bortolotti).

2019. “Implicit bias and prejudice”. Routledge Handbook of Social Epistemology edited by Miranda Fricker, Peter J. Graham, David Henderson, Nikolaj Pedersen, and Jeremy Wyatt (with J. Holroyd).

2017. “Epistemic Discrimination”. Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Discrimination edited by Kasper Lippert Rasmussen.


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