Kate Manne


Kate Manne

Kate Manne is an assistant professor of philosophy at Cornell University, where she's been teaching since 2013. Before that, she was a junior fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows. Manne did her graduate work in philosophy at MIT from 2006 to 2011.

Manne’s research is in moral philosophy, feminist philosophy, and social philosophy. She has published a series of academic papers about the foundations of morality. She also regularly writes opinion pieces, essays, and reviews on moral and political topics for a wider audience—in venues including The New York Times, The Boston Review, The Huffington Post, and Times Literary Supplement.

In November 2017, Manne published her first book, Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny. It was chosen as the "book of the year"’ by philosopher Cordelia Fine for The Big Issue, and received similar honors in Times Higher Education, and The Reading Lists. It was also included in “12 most memorable books” in The Washington Post. Down Girl was listed as one of the "five best books on cruelty and evil," by Paul Bloom and most recently, it was listed first among "five best books in philosophy," as chosen by Nigel Warburton Five Books.  

Manne is currently working on her second book, Entitled.