Department Chair:
Katherine Thomson-Jones

Administrative Assistant:
Linda Pardee

Department Email:

Phone: 440 775 8390
Fax: 440 775 8084

King Buiding 105
10 North Professor Street
Oberlin, OH, 44074

Katherine Thomson-Jones

Katherine Thomson-Jones

Associate Professor and Chair of the Department

Contact Information


King 120D
(440) 775-6054

Personal Office Hours:
M 12:00 - 1:00; TH 12:15 - 1:15 or by appointment

Personal Web Site:

Katherine Thomson-Jones

Educational Background

  • Bachelor of Arts, Queens University, 1997
  • Master of Arts, Queens University, 1998
  • Doctor of Philosophy, University Toronto, 2003

Kate Thomson-Jones has research interests in aesthetics, philosophy of film, and value theory. With the support of an ACLS Fellowship, she is currently working on a book about the digital arts. She has published articles on ethical art criticism, imagination, formalism, film narration, and empathy in film. She is the author of Aesthetics and Film (2008) and co-editor of New Waves in Aesthetics (2008).

Kate teaches philosophy of art, philosophy of film, philosophy of music, ethics, and value theory. Before coming to Oberlin, she taught moral and political philosophy at the University of St Andrews, Scotland.