I’m Kathleen Connelly, a PhD candidate in philosophy and science studies at the University of California, San Diego. My research interests are in ethics and moral responsibility. In particular, I’m interested in questions about moral responsibility motivated by engagement with empirical psychology and history of medicine.
Most recently, these interests have manifested in work on whether we can be accountable for actions motivated by implicit bias. (I say we can.) My developing research includes work on whether adults with mental disabilities can be accountable for actions. (I say they can, too.)
When I’m not doing moral responsibility research, I’m interested in philosophy of language and feminist philosophy, by way of philosophical hobbies.
Outside of research, I’m proud to have served a term as the co-director of the Summer Program for Women in Philosophy at UC San Diego and to remain involved in the program on a volunteer basis; the program aims to boost the representation of women in philosophy by providing undergraduate women with two weeks of graduate-level academic work and workshops aimed at helping them apply for graduate school.