Laura Cupples, PhD

Philosopher, Researcher, and Scholar


Laura Cupples recently completed a PhD in philosophy at the University of South Carolina, where she held a Presidential Doctoral Teaching Fellowship for Social Advocacy and Ethical Life.  From 2018 to 2019 she worked as a postdoctoral research fellow with the Collaborative on Health Reform and Independent Living at Washington State University. She is now a lecturer in the department of philosophy at Gonzaga University. Her primary areas of research are philosophy of medicine, philosophy of science, philosophy of disability, and feminist philosophy.  Dr. Cupples’ dissertation research focused on the epistemology of quality of life measurement in medicine.  Her interests moving forward include epistemology of disability, critical metrology, and science and values.