Dr. Kristin Boyce

Faculty Fellow and Associate Professor of Philosophy


Kristin Boyce, PhD
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P.O. Box #EH, Mississippi State, MS 39762




PhD – Philosophy, The University of Chicago, 2010


Kristin Boyce is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Faculty Fellow in the Shackouls Honors College at Mississippi State University. Her primary interests are in philosophy of art (especially literature, dance and film), the history of early analytic philosophy and Wittgenstein. She holds a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Chicago (2010). She was a resident fellow at The Center for Ballet and Arts at New York University (2020), an ACLS New Faculty Fellow at Johns Hopkin's Humanities Center (2012-14) and a postdoc in the Humanities at Stanford University (2010-12). She was the Mississippi Humanities Council MSU Teacher of the Year and the Mississippi State Honors Council Teacher of the Year in 2019. Her work has been published in The Midwest Series in Philosophy, Poetics Today, The Journal of Philosophical Research, The Henry James Review, Oxford Studies in Philosophy and Literature, The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Literature, The Palgrave Handbook of Film and Motion Pictures, and the edited collections, Wittgenstein and Literary Modernism and Thinking Through Dance. She is currently working on a book manuscript, Diotima at the Ballet: The Place of Love in Philosophy and the Arts and organizing an interdisciplinary conference on Nashville Ballet's Lucy Negro Redux: https://aesthetics-online.org/news/618201/ASA-Trustees-Fund-Project-on-P...