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Kevin A Richardson

Assistant Professor of Philosophy


I am a philosophy professor who interprets the social world and seeks to change it, too. I study the nature and meaning of social categories—things like race, gender, and sexual orientation.

My current research question is: how do social categories operate in a diverse, fragmented, and ambiguous social world? In a series of papers, I argue that social categories are often indeterminate and scalar (viz., come in degrees).

I received my PhD in Philosophy from MIT in 2017. I received my BA in Philosophy from UNC Chapel Hill in 2012. I specialize in metaphysics and philosophy of language.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Assistant Professor of Philosophy · 2021 - Present Philosophy, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences

Education, Training & Certifications

Massachusetts Institute of Technology · 2017 Ph.D.