Elisa Freschi will join the department in February 2020. A specialist in South Asian philosophy, she is working on two major projects, one on deontic logic in classical Indian philosophy, and the other on issues in theology. Her main areas of research include philosophy of language and epistemology, with the stated goal of bringing South Asian philosophy fully into the centre of contemporary philosophical discussions. She is the author of Duty, language and exegesis in Prābhākara Mīmāṃsā: Including an edition and translation of Rāmānujācārya’s Tantrarahasya, Śāstraprameyapariccheda. (Jerusalem Studies on the History of Religion 17.) Leiden: Brill, 2012, and co-author, with Tiziana Pontillo, Rule-extension strategies: Ritual, exegetical and linguistic considerations on the tantra- and prasaṅga-principles. Frankfurt a.M.: Peter Lang, 2013. Educated in Rome, (PhD Rome, La Sapienza 2006) Elisa will join us from the University of Vienna and at the Austrian Academy of Sciences.