Gillian Russell

Philosophy Professor


A picture of Gillian Russell

Some things about me:

  1. Since September 2020 I’ve been Professor of Philosophy at the Dianoia Institute of Philosophy at ACU in Melbourne (although thanks to the pandemic I’m physically still in North Carolina right now…)
  2. I’m also a part-time Professorial Fellow at the Arché Research Center at the University of St Andrews in Scotland. I next expect to be there in person 25th April – 6th June 2022.
  3. I’m writing a book on Barriers to Entailment, i.e. theses that say that you can’t get certain sorts of conclusions from certain sorts of premises, like: you can’t get an ought from an is, or you can’t get claims about the future from claims about the past.
  4. Other topics that I’ve worked on include the analytic/synthetic distinction and various issues in the philosophy of logic (such as logic’s epistemology, the normativity of logic, logic and indexicals, logical pluralism, logical nihilism etc.) Recently I’ve been getting interested in social and political applications of work in the philosophy of logic and language.
  5. You can find out more about my research here.
  6. Until the summer of 2020 I was Alumni Distinguished Professor in Philosophy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
  7. I like teaching classes in logic, philosophy of language, epistemology, the history of analytic philosophy and philosophy of logic, at all levels (from intro classes to research seminars.) There is a list of the classes I’ve taught here.
  8. My first job was at Washington University in St Louis (2004–2014) and I was a Postdoc at the University of Alberta in Edmonton in 2005.
  9. My Ph.D. is from Princeton (2004) and before that I was an undergraduate at the University of St Andrews in Scotland. Along the way I’ve been a visitor at UC Berkeley, Melbourne University, and the RSSS at the Australia National University, as well as a visiting fellow at Tilburg Center for Logic and the Philosophy of Science in the Netherlands.
  10. Here is a copy of my CV (pdf). (It was last updated in February 2021.)