Katherine Ritchie  |  Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of California, Irvine

I am an Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Irvine. Previously I taught at the CUNY Graduate Center and at the City College of New York.

My current research lies at the intersection of inquiry on representation and the social world. I am particularly interested in the nature of social groups (teams, committees, races, genders) and the ways we represent groups in thought and language (e.g., via kind representations or through nouns or generic statements). One central thread in my research is to show how metaphysics and insights about our mental and linguistic representational devices can help inform viable social-political projects. For more information on my research, click here.

I'm a member of the Editorial Boards of Inquiry, which publishes in all areas of philosophy, and the Journal of Social Ontology, an open access interdisciplinary journal devoted to social ontology and collective intentionality. I encourage you to submit!

I have a good dog. One time I was on TV.