Basic Information:

I am an associate professor at 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 areas of research 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. For a more comprehensive picture of all of my academic activies, you can visit my Applications 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 best person in the whole world.


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)