Verónica Gómez Sánchez joins the Department of Philosophy as Assistant Professor

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August 2, 2023

UC Berkeley’s Division of Arts & Humanities welcomes Verónica Gómez Sánchez as of July 1, 2023. Gómez Sánchez is an assistant professor in the campus Department of Philosophy, where she focuses on metaphysics of science and philosophy of cognitive science.

Gómez Sánchez’s research interests also include philosophy of mind and language, in addition to epistemology, with her recent works concentrating on the laws and vocabularies of special sciences and their subsequent relation to physics. For instance, her 2020 paper “Crystallized Regularities” proposes views of macro-regularities as “nomic foundationalism” and was featured in The Philosopher’s Annual, which annually selects the 10 best published philosophy articles. 

She earned her B.A. in philosophy from Universidad de los Andes in Colombia before completing both a graduate certificate in cognitive science and doctoral degree in philosophy, with her dissertation on “Metaphysical Foundations for Intentional Psychology,” from Rutgers University in 2021. From 2021 to 2023, she served as a Bersoff Faculty Fellow at New York University, where she taught courses on metaphysics, philosophy of mind and logic.