Catherine Kendig

Catherine Kendig

Catherine Kendig
Michigan State University, Department of Philosophy, Associate Professor


Catherine Kendig is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Michigan State University. She completed her PhD in Philosophy at the University of Exeter/ESRC Centre for Genomics in Society and her MSc in Philosophy and History of Science at King’s College London. Her main research interests are in philosophy of scientific classification (including normative aspects of classificatory and pre-classificatory activities), natural kinds, synthetic biology, and philosophy of race. Her research in socially engaged philosophy of synthetic biology and synthetic kinds has been supported through the National Science Foundation, Division of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences. As a recent Research Fellow at the Center for Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh, her research focused on scientific classification, the concept of homology and the liminality of biological kinds. She is editor of the recent collection of interdisciplinary essays Natural Kinds and Classification in Scientific Practice (2016, Routledge).

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