Rachel Katharine Sterken
I am currently a fixed term Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Oslo.
In 2013, I completed my joint PhD in Philosophy from the University of St Andrews and the University of Oslo. During my PhD, I was a member of the Arche Philosophical Research Centre at the University of St Andrews and the Centre for the Study of Mind in Nature (CSMN) at the University of Oslo. Before that, I earned my undergraduate degree in mathematics and philosophy at the University of Toronto and my Master's degree in logic and mathematics at the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC) at the University of Amsterdam.
My primary area of research is the philosophy of language, however my research also connects to a broad range of issues in metaphysics, philosophy of mind, philosophical logic and social/feminist philosophy. Here is my CV.
NEWS AND ACTIVITIES
I will give a talk at a conference on the semantics and communicative effects of slurs and derogatory language at Arche in St Andrews, June 2nd-4th, 2017.
I am co-organising the California Philosophy Workshop, May, 2017.
I will give a talk at the Ranch Metaphysics Workshop in Tucson, Arizona, January 25th-29th, 2017.
At the 2017 Eastern Division APA, I will be part of the Author-Meets-Critics Session for Bernhard Nickel's book, Between Logic and the World.
I will give a paper in the Symposium on Sally Haslanger's Carus Lectures at the NOMOS Network Meeting in Barcelona, June 6-8, 2016. There will be an accompanying Special Issue of the journal Disputatio.
I gave a talk at the Lying and Deceiving Workshop, November 13th-14th hosted by King's College London and the Institute of Philosophy in London.
Bernhard Nickel, Torfinn Huvenes and I recently organised a workshop, Genericity in Philosophy and Linguistics, held at Harvard University on October 3rd and 4th, 2015. The programme can be found here: Phil Events or conference webpage.
Philosopher's Imprint, 2015, 15(21), 1-30.
Analytic Philosophy, 2015, 56(1), 75-93.
Philosophical Studies, 2015, 172(9), 2494-2512.
Mind and Language, 2016, 31(5), 503-529.
Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, 2016.
This semester I am teaching Introductory History of Philosophy and Science, and Introductory Ethics. In the past, I have taught Metaphysics, Philosophy of Mind, Introductory Ethics, Philosophy of Language, and Introductory Logic .
You can reach me by email: rachel.sterken[at]gmail.com