Michael Hannon joined the Institute of Philosophy in 2017. He received his PhD from the University of Cambridge in 2013; from 2013-2016 he managed the $4.5 million Varieties of Understanding project in New York City, which was headed by Stephen Grimm. Michael works mainly in epistemology, especially social epistemology, but he also publishes in cognitive science and the philosophy of language. He has a book under contract with Oxford University Press, titled What's the Point of Knowledge? More recently, Michael's work has taken a political turn. He is currently writing a book about the role of facts and knowledge in democratic politics, tentatively titled Truth, Reason, and Political Knowledge. He is also a Visiting Research Fellow at VU Amsterdam as part of a project on 'Knowledgeable Democracy: A Social-Epistemological Inquiry.'