Kelly Oliver is W. Alton Jones Professor of Philosophy at Vanderbilt University.
She is the author of fifteen scholarly books, including most recently Carceral Humanitarianism: The Logic of Refugee Detention (2017); Hunting Girls: Sexual Violence from The Hunger Games to Campus Rape, which won a 2016 Choice award for Outstanding Academic Title, Earth and World: Philosophy After the Apollo Missions, (2015). Technologies of Life and Death: From Cloning to Capital Punishment (2013); Animal Lessons: How They Teach us to be Human (2009); and perhaps her best known work, Witnessing: Beyond Recognition (Minnesota 2001). Her work has been translated into eight languages. Most recently, she has published two novels in The Jessica James, Cowgirl Philosopher, Mystery Series and has a third forthcoming.