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 language and the social world. I am particularly interested in the nature of social groups (teams, committees, races, genders), the semantics of terms that pick out social groups (plurals, collective nouns, slurs, generics), and the interface between semantics and ontology. 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 Board of the Journal of Social Ontology, an open access interdisciplinary journal devoted to social ontology and collective intentionality. If you're working on questions about these topics in philosophy, psychology, political science, etc. I encourage you to submit.

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