We are delighted to hear that Professor Kathleen Stock has been awarded an OBE in the 2021 New Years Honours List for her services to Education. The New Years Honours List was published on 31st December 2020, and recognises ‘the incredible efforts of hundreds of public sector and community workers throughout 2020 and beyond.’

Kathleen Stock 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.

Her book, Material Girls, is set to be published by Fleet in May 2021.