Adina Roskies

Professor Adina Roskies: Working Across Disciplines

"I haven't really planned much of my career," says Adina Roskies, a professor of philosophy at Dartmouth. "I tend to just go where things take me."

Originally, Roskies thought her career might take her into outer space. "I wanted to be an astronaut," she says. "For a long time, I was going to be an astrophysicist."

But as a senior at Yale, she had an epiphany. “What I really wanted to understand was how people thought and what thinking was and what consciousness was. I discovered it in an interdisciplinary seminar that had a large philosophy component and also a neuroscience component."