Dr. Susana Monsó

Curriculum Vitae

Susana Monsó studied Philosophy at the Complutense University of Madrid. She then completed a Master of Arts degree in Global Ethics and Human Values at King’s College London, specialising in animal ethics with a thesis on scientists’ responsibility for animal welfare in factory farms, under the supervision of Leif Wenar. After being awarded a PhD scholarship from the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, she went back to Madrid to begin her doctoral studies at the National Distance Education University (UNED). She wrote her PhD thesis on the relation between mindreading abilities and moral capacities in nonhuman animals, under the co-supervision of Mark Rowlands (University of Miami). She successfully defended her thesis in July 2016. She now holds a post-doctoral position at the Messerli Research Institute, where her research focuses on the moral capacities of nonhuman animals and the ethical implications that follow from them.


Main fields of research

  • Animal morality
  • Animal cogniton
  • Empathy
  • Animal ethics


WS 2017:

  • Practical Course on Ethics and Human-Animal Studies

SS 2017:

  • Current Debates in Applied Animal Ethics
  • Philosophy Journal Club

WS 2016:

  • Practical Course on Ethics and Human-Animal Studies

WS 2015:

  • Practical Course on Ethics and Human-Animal Studies




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