Katrina Sifferd holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of London, King’s College, and is Professor and Chair of Philosophy at Elmhurst College. After leaving King’s, Katrina held a post-doctoral position as Rockefeller Fellow in Law and Public Policy and Visiting Professor at Dartmouth College.

Before becoming a philosopher, Katrina earned a Juris Doctorate and worked as a senior research analyst on criminal justice projects for the National Institute of Justice. Katrina is the author of numerous articles and book chapters on criminal responsibility, reduction, folk psychology and law, and punishment. Katrina and her colleagues William Hirstein and Tyler Fagan recently completed a monograph for MIT Press called Responsible Brains: Neuroscience and human culpability (forthcoming 2018). Development of the book was funded by the Philosophy of Self-Control Templeton grant headed by Al Mele (Florida State University).

You can email Katrina at and follow her on twitter (@KSifferd).

For an overview of Katrina’s interests and research, see her interview with 3:AM magazine.