Monima Chadha

I am currently Head of Philosophy and Graduate coordinator of the Philosophy Program at Monash University, Australia. My principal research area is the cross-cultural philosophy of mind, specifically the Classical Indian and Contemporary Western Philosophy of mind. Over the last few years, I have been at the forefront of research to integrate insights on mind, consciousness and the self from across these philosophical traditions and the cognitive neurosciences. The aim of this research is to create a cohesively universal philosophical framework to understand these entities and also to enrich each of these traditions by leveraging insights from the other. This work has regularly featured in leading academic journals like Philosophy East and West; Asian Philosophy; Phenomenology and Cognitive Sciences; Consciousness and Cognition, etc. Currently I am writing a book on the philosophical evolution of mind in Buddhism and its centrality to the doctrine in the absence of self. In 2013, I was awarded the Contemplative Studies Fellowship by the Mind and Life Institute and Templeton Foundation, USA.

Academic Background

Ph.D., Philosophy, Monash University, October 1997. M. Phil, Philosophy, Delhi University, March 1993. M A, Philosophy, Delhi University, March 1991. BA (Honours), Delhi University, March 1989.

Career Highlights

Senior Lecturer, Monash University, 2007 – Lecturer, Monash University, 2000 – 2006. Lecturer, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India. 1997-1999.