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 show how social categories are indeterminate and scalar (viz., come in degrees).
I am an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Duke University. 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.
You can email me at kevin (dot) richardson (at) duke (dot) edu.