CV

Dr Katherine Puddifoot

k.puddifoot@bham.ac.uk

Education

  • PhD Philosophy, University of Sheffield, awarded October 2012

Thesis title: Psychology and the Goals of Epistemology

Supervisors: Professor Stephen Laurence and Professor Christopher Hookway

Examiners: Professor Scott Sturgeon and Dr Rosanna Keefe

  • MRes Philosophy, University of East Anglia, 2007-2008
  • BA (Hons) Philosophy, University of Durham, 2002-2005

 Areas of Specialism

Epistemology, Philosophy of Psychology, Philosophy of Cognitive Science

  Areas of Competence

Philosophy of Mind, Personal Identity, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Social Science, Philosophy of Psychiatry, Feminism, Ethics and Political Philosophy, Critical Thinking, Philosophy of Medicine

 Publications

  • Puddifoot, K. (forthcoming). “Stereotyping: The Multifactorial View”, Philosophical Topics.
  • “Dissolving the Ethical/Epistemic Dilemma over Implicit Bias” (forthcoming). Philosophical Explorations.
  • Puddifoot, K. (forthcoming). “Epistemic Discrimination” In Routledge Guide to Philosophy of Discrimination edited by Kasper Lippert Rasmussen.
  • “Implicit bias and prejudice” (forthcoming). In Routledge Handbook of Social Epistemology edited by Miranda Fricker, Peter J. Graham, David Henderson, Nikolaj Pedersen, and Jeremy Wyatt (with Jules Holroyd).
  • “Philosophy, bias and stigma” (forthcoming). In Why Philosophy? edited by Diego Bubbio & Jeff Malpass (with Lisa Bortolotti).
  • “Accessibilism and the challenge from implicit bias” (2015). Pacific Philosophical Quarterly.
  • “A defence of epistemic responsibility: why laziness and ignorance are bad after all”, (2014). Synthese 191, 14, 3297-3309.

 

Grants and Awards

  • Mind Association Minor Conference Grant, 2017
  • British Society for Philosophy of Science Postgraduate Studentship, 2009-11
  • Stapley Trust Grant, 2009-10
  • Ruby and Will George Trust Grant, 2008-9
  • Fitzmaurice Studentship, University of East Anglia, 2007-8

Academic Employment

  • Research Fellow, University of Birmingham (October 2015-September 2018)
  • Teaching Fellow in Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, University of Glasgow (September 2014 –June 2015)
  • Teaching Fellow in Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, University of Bristol (September 2012- June 2013)
  • Teaching Fellow in Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, University of Sheffield (September 2011-February 2012)
  • Assistant to the Director, Hang Seng Centre for Cognitive Studies, University of Sheffield (September 2009-August 2012)
  • Tutor in Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, University of Sheffield (February 2009-February 2014)

Research Talks

  • Invited talk, ‘Mindreading, Stereotyping and Mental illness’, PPIG Research Seminar, University of Edinburgh (September 2016)
  • Invited talk, ESPP, University of St Andrews (August 2016)
  • Invited talk, ‘Mindreading, Stereotyping and Mental illness’, Philosophy of Mind and Mental Illness Symposium, University of Tokyo (July 2016)
  • Invited talk, ‘The Illusory Nature of the Ethical/Epistemic Dilemma over Stereotyping’, ICP2016, Yokohama (July 2016)
  • ‘Illusory Ethical/Epistemic Dilemma’, Early Career Mind Research Network Workshop, University of Warwick (April 2016)
  • Invited talk, University of Bristol, Philosophy of Medicine Seminar (February 2016)
  • Invited talk, ‘The Illusory Nature of the Ethical/Epistemic Dilemma over Stereotyping’, False But Useful Beliefs, London (January 2016)
  • Invited Talk, ‘Race, Stereotypes and Crime’, University of Glasgow Departmental Seminar, (December 2015)
  • Invited Talk, ‘Race, Stereotypes and Crime’ University of Basel (November 2015)
  • Epistemic Vice Conference, ‘Reducing vice by taking control of the situation’ (September 2015)
  • Invited Talk, DDIG Spring Workshop: Resistance and Responsibility, Durham University (April 2015)
  • Invited Talk, University of Nottingham, ‘Implicit bias, self-monitoring and habit’ (March 2015)
  • Invited Public Lecture, Central European University, ‘Accessibilism and the challenge from implicit bias’ (June 2014)
  • Invited Research Seminar Talk, Cardiff University, ‘Can epistemic internalists cope with the challenge posed by implicit biases?’ (November 2013)
  • SWIP Panel Joint Session, ‘What to think about heuristics and (implicit) biases’ (July 2013).
  • European Society for Philosophy and Psychology Conference, ‘What to think about heuristics and (implicit) biases’ (July 2013)
  • Young Philosophers 2012 Conference, Slovak Academy of Science, Bratislava, ‘How Natural is Knowledge?’ (March 2012)
  • University of Sheffield Department of Philosophy Graduate Research Seminar, ‘How natural is knowledge?’ (February 2011)
  • Descartes Lectures, Bochum-Lausanne- Tilburg Graduate School, Tilburg University, ‘Contexts, Reflection and Norms of Reasoning’ (October 2010)
  • Mind, Science and Everything Graduate Conference, University of Glasgow, ‘Thinking scientifically about rationality’ (June 2010)
  • Invited talk, University of Sheffield Department of Philosophy Reading Weekend, ‘Thinking scientifically about rationality’ (Feb 2010)
  • University of Sheffield Department of Philosophy Graduate Research Seminar, ‘Re-igniting the Rationality Wars: Rationality, the Norms of Reasoning and Naturalistic Methodology’ (April 2009)
  • University of East Anglia Department of Philosophy Graduate Research Seminar, ‘Nativism and Language Use: the Foundations of Communication’ (March 2008)

Public Engagement Talks

  • Invited talk, ‘Tricked by Memory or Tricks of Memory: Memory distortions and tricks of the mind’, University of Birmingham Arts and Science Event (March 2016)
  • Specialist Registrars Educational Event on The Mind-Body Connection, ‘Philosophy and Psychiatry’, Bristol (November 2012)
  • University of Sheffield Department of Academic Clinical Psychiatry, ‘Introduction to Philosophy of Psychiatry’ (August 2012)

 Administrative Experience

  • Assistant to the director of the Hang Seng Centre for Cognitive Studies
  • Co-organiser, Senior Seminar, University of Glasgow
  • Blog maintenance, conference organisation, and imperfect cognitions network maintenance for Project PERFECT, University of Birmingham

Further Professional Activity

Reviewer for Erkenntnis, Palgrave MacMillan, Res Publica, Philosophical Psychology, Philosophy, Psychiatry, Psychology, Synthese, and Theorea

Referees

  • Professor Lisa Bortolotti, University of Birmingham: l.bortolotti@bham.ac.uk
  • Professor Havi Carel, University of Bristol: Havi.Carel@bristol.ac.uk
  • Professor Christopher Hookway, University of Sheffield: johookway@googlemail.com
  • Professor James Ladyman, University of Bristol: James.Ladyman@bristol.ac.uk
  • Professor Stephen Laurence, University of Sheffield: s.laurence@sheffield.ac.uk
  • Professor Fiona Macpherson, University of Glasgow: Fiona.Macpherson@glasgow.ac.uk
  • Professor Jennifer Saul, University of Sheffield: j.saul@sheffield.ac.uk

 

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