Research/Areas of Interest:

Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Mind


  • PhD in Philosophy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, United States, 2008
  • MSc in Economic and Social History, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom, 2002
  • BPhil in Philosophy, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom, 2001
  • BA in Philosophy, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada, 1999


Dilip Ninan received his Ph.D. from MIT, B.Phil. from Oxford University, and B.A. from the University of Western Ontario. Before coming to Tufts, he spent three years as a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of St Andrews in Scotland.

His research interests include the philosophy of language, formal semantics, metaphysics, and the philosophy of mind. He has worked on the representation of de se and de re attitudes, the nature of personal identity over time, and on foundational questions in semantics.

When not philosophizing, he enjoys reading, running, cooking, and skiing.