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Katharine Jenkins

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Arts

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Biography

I joined the Philosophy Department at the University of Nottingham as an Assistant Professor in September 2016. Before that, I was a Junior Research Fellow at Jesus College, Cambridge. I hold a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Sheffield, and a BA and MPhil in Philosophy from the University of Cambridge. I grew up in the Lake District and I think I'll always miss the fells.

When I'm not doing philosophy (and sometimes when I am) I enjoy hiking, climbing, knitting, sewing, and playing board games, card games, and role playing games.

Expertise Summary

My research is primarily in social philosophy, especially the ontology of social categories. I'm interested in how social categories such as races and genders exist, and how these categories are bound up with systematic injustices. I'm also interested in feminist philosophy and critical philosophy of race more broadly, in the philosophy of sex and sexuality, and in social epistemology.

Teaching Summary

I teach the modules 'Issues in Feminist Philosophy' (First Year) and 'Philosophy of Sex' (Third Year).

Research Summary

My research is primarily in social philosophy, especially the ontology of social categories. I'm interested in how social categories such as races and genders exist, and how these categories are… read more

Recent Publications

  • JENKINS, KATHARINE, 2017. What Women Are For: Pornography and Social Ontology. In: MIKKOLA, MARI, ed., Beyond Speech: Pornography and Analytic Feminist Philosophy Oxford University Press. 91-112
  • FRICKER, MIRANDA and JENKINS, KATHARINE, 2017. Epistemic Injustice, Ignorance, and Trans Experiences. In: GARRY, ANN, KHADER, SERENE J. and STONE, ALISON, eds., The Routledge Companion to Feminist Philosophy Routledge. 268-278
  • JENKINS, KATHARINE, 2016. Amelioration and Inclusion: Gender Identity and the Concept of Woman ETHICS. 126(2), 394-421
  • JENKINS, KATHARINE, 2016. Rape Myths and Domestic Abuse Myths as Hermeneutical Injustices Journal of Applied Philosophy.

Current Research

My research is primarily in social philosophy, especially the ontology of social categories. I'm interested in how social categories such as races and genders exist, and how these categories are bound up with systematic injustices. I'm also interested in feminist philosophy and critical philosophy of race more broadly, in the philosophy of sex and sexuality, and in social epistemology.

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