Joulia Smortchkova

joulia smortchkova


Post-doctoral fellow, RUB, Germany (2014-2016)



PhD, Institut Jean Nicod, Paris (supervisor: Pierre Jacob)

MSc Cognitive Science, ENS, Paris, France

Elève de la Sélection Internationale, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris

MA Philosophy, Paris IV – Sorbonne, Paris, France

BA Philosophy, Bologna University, Italy


Peer-reviewed articles 

Smortchkova, Joulia (forthcoming). “Encapsulated social perception of emotional expressions”. Consciousness and Cognition. DOI: 10.1016/j.concog.2016.09.006


Smortchkova, Joulia (2017). Seeing emotions without mindreading them. Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 16 (3):525-543.


Murez, Michael & Smortchkova, Joulia (2014). “Singular Thought: Object‐Files, Person‐Files, and the Sortal PERSON.” Topics in Cognitive Science 6 (4):632-646.



Edited volumes

(under contract) Mental representations: the foundation of cognitive science, with Tobias Schlicht and Krzysztof Dolega, Oxford University Press


(under contract) Mentale Repräsentation. Klassische Aufsätze und neuere Arbeiten, with Tobias Schlicht, Suhrkamp


Social cognition with a special focus on social perception and mindreading; metacognition; developmental psychology; natural kinds.