Gillian Russell

Philosophy Professor at UNC Chapel Hill



I’m a philosopher at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Topics that I’ve worked on include the analytic/synthetic distinction, barriers to logical consequence, various issues in the philosophy of logic (such as logic’s epistemology, the normativity of logic, pluralism in logic etc.) Recently I’ve been getting interested in subordinative speech acts and issues related to speaking up in response to subordinative speech. You can find out more here.

I like teaching classes in logic, philosophy of language, epistemology, the history of analytic philosophy and philosophy of logic. There is a list of the classes I’ve taught here.

Before I came to Chapel Hill I worked at Washington University in St Louis (2004–2011).  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 Killam Memorial Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Alberta, a visitor at UC Berkeley and at Melbourne University, and a visiting fellow at Tilburg Center for Logic and the Philosophy of Science in the Netherlands. Here is a copy of my CV (pdf). (It was last updated in January 2019.)

Slightly more fun: here’s an interview in 3:am Magazine.