Kathleen Stock OBE is a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Sussex. She has written extensively on the nature of pretence, imagination, and fiction, for academic audiences. She is the author of Only Imagine: Fiction, Interpretation and Imagination (Oxford University Press, 2017) and she has written several academic articles on the nature of sexual objectification from a feminist perspective. Spurred into action by the UK public consultation on gender law reform, she has written extensively for the general public on sex, gender, and women’s interests for The Economist, The Conversation, Quillette, Standpoint, and The Article. Kathleen has been interviewed in The Daily Telegraph, Times Higher Education, the German magazine Cicero, and the Danish daily newspaper Berlinske; and reported or discussed in the Guardian, Times, Sunday Times, Daily Mail, The Spectator, and the New York Times.
In 2021, Kathleen was awarded an OBE for her services to higher education.