Starting July 1st, Kevin Richardson will join the Duke Philosophy Department as an Assistant Professor of Philosophy. Kevin received his PhD in Philosophy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Prior to joining Duke, Kevin worked at North Carolina State University as an Assistant Professor in the Philosophy and Religious Studies Department. He specializes in Metaphysics and the philosophy of language. His current research concerns the nature of the social world, in which he focuses on two broad questions. How are social kinds (like gender and race) constructed by us? And how do our linguistic practices (like assertions about racial identity) shape social reality?