Sofia Miguens is a Professor at the Department of Philosophy of the University of Porto and a researcher, and research group leader, at the Institute of Philosophy of the same university. Her MPhil and PhD studies were supervised by Fernando Gil (École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS)), Paris and New University of Lisbon (FCSH/UNL). She was a Visiting scholar at New York University (Fall 2000), a Visiting Research Fellow at Institut Jean Nicod-Paris (2007-2008), a Visiting Scholar at the University of Sydney – Australia (2013) and Visiting Professor at Amiens – France (2017).
She is author of seven books and editor of several others. She has published numerous articles, review articles and book chapters in Portuguese, English and French on topics in philosophy of mind and language; epistemology and cognitive science; moral and political philosophy and history of 20th century philosophy in its diverse traditions.
She was President of the Portuguese Philosophical Association (Sociedade Portuguesa de Filosofia, SPF, Lisboa) from 2004-2006, and is currently a member of Board of the Society, as well as of its Scientific Committe. She was Head of the Philosophy Department at FLUP (2008-2010), Director of the Philosophy Undergraduate Programme (2008-2010) and Director of the Philosophy Masters Programme (2014-present). She was member of the Board of the Institute of Philosophy of the University of Porto from 2007 to 2014. She is the Founder and Principal Investigator of MLAG (Mind, Language and Action Group), a research group of the Institute of Philosophy of Porto (start: 2005).
At the Institute of Philosophy (MLAG) she has supervised a large number of doctoral students and post-doctoral researchers with Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia grants and fellowships, as well as many Masters students. She has been Principal Investigator of projects funded by several institutions, namely Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia Projects Rationality, Belief, Desire—from cognitive science to philosophy (POCI/FIL/55555/2004) (2005-2008) and The Bounds of Judgement—Frege, cogniitve agentes and human thinkers (PTDC/FIL-FIL/109882/2009) (2010-2014). She has been member of the research team of many other projects, in Portugal and in Spain. She is currently the Portuguese coordinator of the CNRS network La philosophie du langage ordinaire, which includes groups from France, Italy and the US. She has been member and coordinator of several Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia evaluation pannels.