Lindsey Fiorelli, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
College of Arts and Humanities


  • Recipient of the University of Pennsylvania’s Penn Prize for Excellence in Teaching by Graduate Students
  • The School of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by Graduate Students
  • Graduate Fellowship for Teaching Excellence

Lindsey Fiorelli earned her Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania. Her research interests include the philosophy of film, philosophy of language, and philosophy of perception. More specifically, her work focuses on how we engage — perceptually and cognitively — with works of visual art.

Professor Fiorelli taught Philosophy and Critical Writing courses at the University of Pennsylvania, including: an Introductory Aesthetics course, a Critical Writing seminar on Digital Art, and a Critical Writing seminar on the Moral Evaluation of Art. She strives to develop students’ critical thinking skills and to create an open-minded atmosphere in the classroom; she believes that intellectual rigor and enthusiasm go hand in hand.