I'm an assistant professor of the Sage School of Philosophy at Cornell University, where I've been teaching since 2013. Before that, I was a junior fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows from 2011 to 2013. I did my graduate work in philosophy at MIT from 2006 to 2011, with the generous support of a General Sir John Monash scholarship. I was an undergraduate at the University of Melbourne (my hometown), where I studied philosophy, logic, and computer science.
Now, I do moral philosophy (especially metaethics and moral psychology). feminist philosophy, and social philosophy. I also enjoy writing opinion pieces, essays, and reviews for a wider audience.
If you want to get a quick sense of my interests, I was interviewed by Justin Caouette for the blog of the APA (American Philosophical Association) in January 2016. I was also interviewed by Clifford Sosis about a wide range of topics for his website, "What is it Like to be a Philosopher?" in January 2018. Finally, here's an extended conversation I had with Ezra Klein on his podcast.
Recently, I published an academic/trade "crossover" book called Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny (Oxford University Press: New York, 2018; Penguin UK, 2019) about the nature, function, and persistence of misogyny. You can read more about it at katemanne.net/book.
My next book project, Entitled, on the moral(istic) basis of misogyny, is currently under contract with Crown (US) and Penguin (UK).