Basic Information:

I am an associate professor and the director of undergraduate studies for the Philosophy department the University of Southern California. I received my Ph.D. from New York University in 2011, after receiving my B.A. from Western Washington University and spending 2 years of graduate school at Rutgers University.

My primary research areas are Metaphysics and Philosophy of Religion. Within Metaphysics, I am particularly interested in Mereology, Ontology, Time, Location, and Modality. I have also done research in Philosophical Linguistics and Aesthetics. For more information on what I'm working on, you can visit my Research Page.

If you'd like to see me in action, you can find me on YouTube here and here. I've posted audio recordings of talks I've given, here, here, here, here, here, and here. My partner is Michael Hall, and you can find his website here. And we have a daughter, Maren, who is the baby no greater than which can be conceived.

Contact Information:

Office: 226 Stonier Hall, USC

Email: sjk [at] parthood [dot] com

Address: Department of Philosophy
University of Southern California
3709 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles, CA 90089


Pronouns: any of she/her/they/them (singular)