Mari Mikkola

Mari Mikkola
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2016–2017     Professor of Practical Philosophy, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

2010-2016     Junior Professor of Practical Philosophy, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

2008-2010     Lecturer in Philosophy, Lancaster University

2005-2008     Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Stirling

2001-2005     PhD Thesis in Philosophy, University of Sheffield

1997-2000     BA with Honors in Philosophy and Politics, University of York

Recent Publications:



  • The Wrong of Injustice: Dehumanization and its Role in Feminist Philosophy (NY: OUP, 2016).


Edited Collections

  • Beyond Speech: Pornography and Analytic Feminist Philosophy (NY: OUP, 2017).


Journal Articles

  • “The Structure of Social Ontology: On Grounding and Anchoring”, Symposium on Brian Epstein’s The Ant Trap, Inquiry (2017), DOI: 10.1080/0020174X.2017.1312743.
  • “Sex in Medicine: What Stands in the Way of Credibility?”, Topoi: An International Review of Philosophy (2017), vol. 36: 479–488, DOI:
  • “Feminist Metaphysics and Philosophical Methodology”, Philosophy Compass (2016), vol. 11: 661-670.
  • “On the Apparent Antagonism between Feminist and Mainstream Metaphysics”, Philosophical Studies (2016), DOI: 10.1007/s11098-016-0732-1.
  • “Doing Ontology And Doing Justice: What Feminist Philosophy Can Teach Us About Meta-Metaphysics”, Inquiry (2015), vol. 58: 780-805.


Book Chapters

  • “Pornographic Videogames: A Feminist Examination” in Robson, Jon and Tavinor, Grant (eds.) The Aesthetics of Video Games (NY: Routledge, forthcoming 2018).
  • “Metaphysics” in Hall, Kim and Sveinsdóttir, Ásta (eds.) Oxford Handbook on Feminist Philosophy (NY: OUP, forthcoming 2018).
  • “Analytic Feminism: A Brief Introduction” in Horvath, J. (ed.) Methods in Analytic Philosophy: A Contemporary Reader (London: Bloomsbury Publishing, forthcoming 2017).
  • “Feminist Metaphysics as Non-Ideal Metaphysics” in Garavaso, Pieranna (ed.) Bloomsbury Companion to Analytic Feminism (London: Bloomsbury Publishing, forthcoming 2017).
  • “Sex Discrimination and Trans Identities” in Lippert-Rasmussen, K. (ed.) Routledge Handbook on the Ethics of Discrimination, pp. 287-297 (NY: Routledge, 2017).
  • “Pornographic Artifacts: Maker’s Intentions Model” in Mikkola, M. (ed.) Beyond Speech: Pornography and Analytic Feminist Philosophy, pp. 113-134 (NY: OUP, 2017).
  • “Feminist Philosophy and Pornography: The Past, the Present, and the Future” with Hilkje Hänel in Mikkola, M. (ed.) Beyond Speech: Pornography and Analytic Feminist Philosophy, pp. 1-20 (NY: OUP, 2017).
  • “Gender Essentialism and Anti-Essentialism” in Garry, A., Khader, S. & Stone, A. (eds.) Routledge Companion to Feminist Philosophy (NY: Routledge, 2017).
  • „Die Andere der Philosophie: Warum mangelt es in der deutschen Philosophie noch an Gender-Gerechtigkeit?” in Quante, M. (ed.) Geschichte und Geltung. Tagungsband des 23. Deutschen Kongress' für Philosophie, pp. 403-408 (Hamburg: Meiner, 2016).



Encyclopaedia Entries

  • “Feminist Metaphysics”, Oxford Bibliographies: Philosophy, DOI: 10.1093/obo/9780195396577-0297 (2015).
  • “Feminist Perspectives on Sex and Gender”, Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (2008/2016).


Book Reviews

  • Bauer, Nancy (2015) How to Do Things with Pornography. (Cambridge, MA: Harvard Univ. Press), in Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, DOI: 10.1007/s10677-015-9634-0 (2015).
  • Hutchinson, K. & Jenkins, F. (eds.) (2013) Women in Philosophy: What Needs to Change? (Oxford: OUP), in Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie, vol. 63: 213–219. DOI: 10.1515/dzph- 2015-0011 (April 2015).



I work mainly on feminist philosophy and, in particular, on feminist metaphysics and feminist engagements with pornography. Additionally, I have research interests in social ontology, broadly conceived, and I am a co-editor of the Open Access Journal of Social Ontology ( My recent monograph, The Wrong of Injustice: Dehumanization and its Role in Feminist Philosophy (OUP, 2016), dealt with feminist philosophy and social injustice. I am currently working on a book titled Pornography: A Philosophical Introduction (under contract with OUP).

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