Dr Katharine Jenkins

  • Lecturer in Philosophy (Philosophy)

Research interests

I am a philosopher at the University of Glasgow, specializing in social philosophy. I joined the department as a Lecturer in July 2020. Before that, I was an Assistant Professor at the University of Nottingham and 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.

When I’m not doing philosophy (and sometimes when I am) I enjoy walking, meditation, sewing, and board games. I grew up in the Lake District and I think I'll always miss the fells, though the Trossachs are an incredible substitute.

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. Topics I have written about include rape myths, pornography, and gender identity.

I am currently writing a monograph, Ontology and Oppression: Race, Gender, and Social Construction which examines the nature of social categories that are bound up with oppression, such as gender and race, and the ways in which emancipatory social movements can best respond to such categories in view of the important role they play in many people’s identities. In it, I argue that the very fact of being socially constructed as a member of a certain social group, such as the group women, can be wrongful, and, indeed, oppressive. However, I also show that identities based on these social group memberships can still be valuable.

Publications

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Number of items: 11.

2020

Jenkins, K. and Webster, A. (2020) Disability, impairment, and marginalised functioning. Australasian Journal of Philosophy, (doi: 10.1080/00048402.2020.1799048) (Early Online Publication)

Jenkins, K. (2020) Ontic injustice. Journal of the American Philosophical Association, 6(2), pp. 188-205. (doi: 10.1017/apa.2019.27)

2019

Jenkins, K. (2019) Conferralism and intersectionality: A response to Ásta’s categories we live by. Journal of Social Ontology, 5(2), pp. 261-272. (doi: 10.1515/jso-2020-2004)

Jenkins, K. (2019) II—Two routes to radical racial pluralism. Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume, 93(1), pp. 49-68. (doi: 10.1093/arisup/akz008)

2018

Jenkins, K. (2018) Toward an account of gender identity. Ergo, 5(27), pp. 713-744. (doi: 10.3998/ergo.12405314.0005.027)

Jenkins, K. (2018) Who's afraid of Andrea Dworkin? Feminism and the analytic philosophy of sex. In: Garavaso, P. (ed.) The Bloomsbury Companion to Analytic Feminism. Series: Bloomsbury companions. Bloomsbury Academic: London, UK, pp. 144-168. ISBN 9781474297783 (doi:10.5040/9781474297806.0016)

2017

Jenkins, K. (2017) What women are for: Pornography and social ontology. In: Mikkola, M. (ed.) Beyond Speech: Pornography and Analytic Feminist Philosophy. Oxford University Press: New York, NY, pp. 91-112. ISBN 9780190257910 (doi:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190257910.003.0005)

Jenkins, K. (2017) Rape myths and domestic abuse myths as hermeneutical injustices. Journal of Applied Philosophy, 34(2), pp. 191-205. (doi: 10.1111/japp.12174)

Fricker, M. and Jenkins, K. (2017) Epistemic injustice, ignorance, and trans experiences. In: Garry, A., Khader, S. J. and Stone, A. (eds.) The Routledge Companion to Feminist Philosophy. Series: Routledge philosophy companions. Routledge: New York, NY, pp. 268-278. ISBN 9781138795921

2016

Jenkins, K. (2016) Amelioration and inclusion: Gender identity and the concept of woman. Ethics, 126(2), pp. 394-421. (doi: 10.1086/683535)

2014

Jenkins, K. (2014) ‘That's not philosophy’: Feminism, academia and the double bind. Journal of Gender Studies, 23(3), pp. 262-274. (doi: 10.1080/09589236.2014.909720)

This list was generated on Tue Oct 26 05:25:05 2021 BST.
Number of items: 11.

Articles

Jenkins, K. and Webster, A. (2020) Disability, impairment, and marginalised functioning. Australasian Journal of Philosophy, (doi: 10.1080/00048402.2020.1799048) (Early Online Publication)

Jenkins, K. (2020) Ontic injustice. Journal of the American Philosophical Association, 6(2), pp. 188-205. (doi: 10.1017/apa.2019.27)

Jenkins, K. (2019) Conferralism and intersectionality: A response to Ásta’s categories we live by. Journal of Social Ontology, 5(2), pp. 261-272. (doi: 10.1515/jso-2020-2004)

Jenkins, K. (2019) II—Two routes to radical racial pluralism. Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume, 93(1), pp. 49-68. (doi: 10.1093/arisup/akz008)

Jenkins, K. (2018) Toward an account of gender identity. Ergo, 5(27), pp. 713-744. (doi: 10.3998/ergo.12405314.0005.027)

Jenkins, K. (2017) Rape myths and domestic abuse myths as hermeneutical injustices. Journal of Applied Philosophy, 34(2), pp. 191-205. (doi: 10.1111/japp.12174)

Jenkins, K. (2016) Amelioration and inclusion: Gender identity and the concept of woman. Ethics, 126(2), pp. 394-421. (doi: 10.1086/683535)

Jenkins, K. (2014) ‘That's not philosophy’: Feminism, academia and the double bind. Journal of Gender Studies, 23(3), pp. 262-274. (doi: 10.1080/09589236.2014.909720)

Book Sections

Jenkins, K. (2018) Who's afraid of Andrea Dworkin? Feminism and the analytic philosophy of sex. In: Garavaso, P. (ed.) The Bloomsbury Companion to Analytic Feminism. Series: Bloomsbury companions. Bloomsbury Academic: London, UK, pp. 144-168. ISBN 9781474297783 (doi:10.5040/9781474297806.0016)

Jenkins, K. (2017) What women are for: Pornography and social ontology. In: Mikkola, M. (ed.) Beyond Speech: Pornography and Analytic Feminist Philosophy. Oxford University Press: New York, NY, pp. 91-112. ISBN 9780190257910 (doi:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190257910.003.0005)

Fricker, M. and Jenkins, K. (2017) Epistemic injustice, ignorance, and trans experiences. In: Garry, A., Khader, S. J. and Stone, A. (eds.) The Routledge Companion to Feminist Philosophy. Series: Routledge philosophy companions. Routledge: New York, NY, pp. 268-278. ISBN 9781138795921

This list was generated on Tue Oct 26 05:25:05 2021 BST.

Supervision

  • Angelici, Victoria
    Queer Identity and the Authentic Self
  • Edgoose, Han
    Epistemic Sabotage: The perpetuation of epistemic injustice through means other than ignorance
  • Pandey, Shweta
    FEMINIST EPISTEMOLOGY: THE DEFORMITIES IN KNOWLEDGE