Emily Grosholz

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Emily Rolfe Grosholz (born 1950 Philadelphia) is an American poet and philosopher. She is Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of Philosophy, African American Studies and English, and a member of the Center for Fundamental Theory / Institute for Gravitation and the Cosmos, at the Pennsylvania State University. [1]


She was the 2011 Elizabeth McNulty Wilkinson '25 Poetry Chair, at Buffalo Seminary in March 2011. [2]

From September 2011 through January 2012, she was a senior researcher at REHSEIS / SPHERE / CNRS and University of Paris Diderot - Paris 7, with a 'Research in Paris 2011' grant from the city of Paris. [3]


She was raised in the suburbs of Philadelphia. She graduated from the University of Chicago, with a B.A. in 1972, and Yale University with a Ph.D. in Philosophy in 1978. [4]

She was a 1988 Guggenheim Fellow. [5] She held National Endowment for the Humanities fellowships in 1985 and in 2004, [6] and American Council of Learned Societies fellowships in 1982 and 1997. [7]

She has served as an advisory editor for the Hudson Review since 1984. [8] She has been a member of the editorial board of the Journal of the History of Ideas since 1998, a member of the editorial board of Studia Leibnitiana since 2002, and a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Humanistic Mathematics since 2010. [9] She is a member of the Directive Committee of the Association for the Philosophy of Mathematical Practice. [10]

She is married to the medievalist Robert R. Edwards, with whom she has four children.






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