You can view and download my academic resume (the updated English version) by clicking here: cv.ferry-danini-2018-english-december

cv.ferry-danini-2019-mars (en français)


Sorbonne Université, Bureau SND – G71, 1, rue Victor Cousin 75005 Paris, France

Université Lyon 1, Bureau SCFSHS, 8, rue Rockfeller, 69373 Lyon, France


Areas of specialization: Philosophy & History of Medicine

Areas of competence: Philosophy & History of Science; Philosophy of Mind; Philosophy and History of Biology; Ethics


Teaching and research assistant in philosophy of medicine and ethics at Université de Lyon 1, Lyon, France, September 2018 – August 2019.

Research Fellow at Sorbonne Université, Paris, France, September 2017 – June 2018.

Project: “Illness & Medical Collections: Towards an anatomy of suffering”, project leader: Claire Crignon.



PhD in philosophy, Sorbonne Université, Paris, France, Philosophy (defence date 17/06/2019, supervisor Daniel Andler):

“The Poverty of Medical Humanism. A critique of narrative medicine and phenomenology of medicine.”

MA  in philosophy of science, jointly awarded by the Université Paris-Sorbonne, Université Panthéon-Sorbonne Paris 1, École Normale Supérieure, and Université Paris-Diderot, Paris, France, 2014 (with a distinction).

“Pain and Intentionality: Representationalism and the problem of pain”, supervisors: Daniel Andler & Pascal Ludwig

MA in philosophy, University of Kent, Canterbury, United Kingdom, Philosophy, 2013 (with a distinction).

“Georges Canguilhem’s normativism: beyond reductionism and relativism”, supervisor: David Corfield

BA  at Université Paris-Sorbonne & Lycée Henri IV, Paris, France. Major in Philosophy, Minors in History, Geography, English and Literature. 2012.

I was a visiting research student at Temple University, Philadelphia. Fall 2016, supervisor: Miriam Solomon.

A list of publications and given talks can be found here:

Community involvement           

Between 2016 and 2018, I was the president of the philosophy PhD student’s association in Sorbonne Université, named “Philo’Doctes.”

We organise weekly graduate seminars, where PhD students present their work in a conference-like setting, and a biennale conference.

Conference organising

I have organised several workshops and conferences thorough my PhD. In 2018, as part of my tasks as Research Fellow, I co-organised three workshops, “Medical collections & illnesses” (2017, October), “Art, beauty and anatomic pathology” (2018, January) and “Collecting human remains: ethical and legal implications” (2018, March).

I also co-organised the final workshop of the project, “Who’s afraid of medical humanities ?” held the 18th of June (2018).

An exhibition and a publication are planned for 2018, of which I will be co-editor and co-organisator.

During the project, I also managed the project research blog (ISSN 2609-7311) and various administrative duties, notably managing our financial budget and dealing with the national and international travels the team has made.

Honours  & Awards 

I secured a fully funded three-year PhD position in Université Paris-Sorbonne (2014).

I was offered a fully funded PhD fellowship from the University of Kent at Canterbury (2014), which I eventually did not take up.

Outreach & popularizing work

I share my work on Twitter and YouTube and exchange with journalists on various topic related to my discipline (@FerryDanini). I gave a number of interviews in the French media about epistemological and ethical issues related to medicine.

I have helped mainstream YouTube video makers working to popularizing science, history of science and philosophy of science by providing feedbacks and network.

I have written a popularizing paper about the concept of pain for the French peer reviewed online encyclopedia of philosophy:

Language skills   

          French (native speaker)

                       English (fluent)

                                   Russian (learning)