Dr Anna Bortolan

Dr Anna Bortolan

Lecturer in Philosophy, Politics, Philosophy and International Relations

Telephone number

+44 (0) 1792 513607

Research Links

Office - 015
Ground Floor
James Callaghan
Singleton Campus
Available For Postgraduate Supervision


I joined Swansea University as a Lecturer in Philosophy in January 2020. Prior to this, I was a Lecturer and a Teaching Fellow at the University of Aberdeen, and a Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellow at University College Dublin. I hold a Ph.D. in Philosophy conferred by Durham University in 2016.

My research interests lie primarily at the intersection of phenomenology, philosophy of emotion, and philosophy of psychiatry. More specifically, some of the main questions I have been exploring in my work concern the relationship between emotions, narratives, and self-understanding; the role of affective experience in psychopathology; and the nature of self-esteem.