Argumenta – Journal of Analytic Philosophy

Azita Chellappoo


Azita Chellappoo is a Lecturer at the Department of Philosophy, Open University, UK. She is a philosopher of biology/medicine whose work focuses on the intersection of or interface between the biological and the social. Her recent publications include “Rethinking Prestige Bias” in Synthese, an analysis of social learning biases and their relationship to cultural evolutionary theory, and “Contrasting Narratives of Race and Fatness in Covid-19” in Studies in History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences, an examination of the narratives that have arisen regarding health disparities during the pandemic. Her current work centres around the ways in which social categories, particularly race and fatness, are constructed and deployed in postgenomic science.