Katherine Howard


Howard and her nephew Bilbo (2018)

Ph.D. Student

k [dot] b [dot] howard [at] emory [dot] edu

AOS: Social and Political Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

AOC: History of Philosophy, 20th century Continental Philosophy, Philosophy of Emotion, Ethics


2017 – M.A. Philosophy, Emory University

2012 – B.A. Philosophy w/ Honors, minor Arabic Language and Culture, Vassar College



Intro. to Social and Political Philosophy, Spring 2019

Introduction to Ethics, Spring 2018

Intro. to Social and Political Philosophy, Fall 2017

Intro. to Social and Political Philosophy, Spring 2016

Intro. to Feminist Philosophy, Fall 2015


Feminist Philosophy and Politics, Spring 2015

Teaching Assistant:

Political Theory, Emory University Dept. of Political Science, Fall 2016

Philosophies of Love and Friendship, Fall 2014


(2018) “Feminist Political Philosophy,” The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (co-authored with Noëlle McAfee) (forthcoming)

(2017) “The ‘Right to Have Rights’ 65 Years Later: Justice Beyond Humanitarianism, Politics Beyond Sovereignty,” Global Justice: Theory, Practice, Rhetoric 10, no. 1 (2017): 79-98.


2017, “Arendt and Ranciere on the ‘Right to Have Rights’ as Refugee Politics” Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, University of Memphis

2017, “Shame, Responsibility, and ‘Being Moved’ to Act: Affect and Response in Butler” philoSOPHIAFlorida Atlantic University

2015, “Zaatari: Refugee City?” Philosophy of the City conference, Portland State University

2014, “The New Statelessness: Hannah Arendt on Palestine and ‘The Price of the Jewish Homeland’” The Hannah Arendt Circle Conference, SUNY Stony Brook


2016, Jonathan Trejo-Mathys Memorial Essay Prize, Boston College and the Global Justice Initiative

2014, David R. Blumenthal Award for Best Graduate Essay, Tam Institute for Jewish Studies, Emory University; Paper: “Horkheimer, Adorno, and Antisemitism”

2013-2018, Laney Graduate School Fellow, Emory University

2012, Phillip A. Nochlin Prize for a senior thesis in philosophy of highest distinction, Vassar College


2016-2019, Editorial Assistant, The Kettering Review

2015, Democracy Program Intern, The Carter Center, Atlanta, GA


2017-2019, Co-founder and co-president, MAP (Minorities and Philosophy) Emory

2016-2017, Member, Emory University Senate Committee on Open Expression

2014-2015, Co-President, Graduate Philosophy Society at Emory


Arabic: advanced writing, reading, speaking

French: reading