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I am an independent scholar and contract researcher, as well as a teaching trainer for Primary Ethics. I also do contract-based grant, writing, and curriculum work for non-profit organisations. (This is my research site, but please send me an email if you are interested in setting up a consultation about other services.)

Much of my research has been at the crossroads of enactive and embodied cognition and feminist philosophy of science, looking at the relationship between gender and cognition (e.g. Brancazio 2020, Brancazio 2022). While I still work in this area, I consider myself an enactivism-friendly pluralist rather than a framework-championing enactivist. Some of my most recent work has been critical of enactivism as a research paradigm, and argues that enactivism should instead be thought of as a philosophy of nature (Meyer and Brancazio 2022). I’m also currently pursuing several projects on agency, minimal cognition, and interscale dynamics.

Previously, I was a PERL Fellow (Prioritizing Emerging Research Leaders grant recipient) with HSI Philosophy at the University of Wollongong (UOW) in Australia. Before that, I was a Research Associate working on the Templeton World Charity Foundation grant “Intelligence and Agency on Multiple Scales” (AIMS) with the McGivern Lab, also at UOW. I’ve lived in Australia for six years, and am originally from California. My pronouns are she/they. 

I received my PhD in Philosophy of Mind and Cognition at the University of Wollongong in Australia in 2020. My dissertation, Having Gender in Mind, was supervised by Patrick McGivern and co-supervised by Shaun Gallagher, and was examined by Hanne De Jaegher and Michelle Maiese. I received my MA in philosophy from the University of Memphis in 2016, and my BA in philosophy from Cal State Fullerton in 2014.