I am an Assistant Professor at Simon Fraser University Department of Philosophy.

My research is in the philosophy and methodology of the social sciences. I am interested in both philosophically-informed-science and scientifically-informed-philosophy. Basically, my projects will try to do one of two things: 1) identify a methodological concern discussed by social scientists and see if providing a philosophical analysis can help the dialogue make progress, or 2) identify a philosophical thesis that seems to involve factual claims about the social world and ask whether the social sciences are equipped to supply them.

I can also be persuaded to undertake/supervise projects in philosophical logic, philosophy about machine learning, game and decision theory, most areas of technical philosophy, and historical topics around the Vienna Circle.

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I received my Ph.D. in philosophy from the Department of Logic and Philosophy of Science at UC- Irvine in 2021. I possess a MA degree in philosophy from Simon Fraser University and a Bachelor’s in both psychology and philosophy from the University of British Columbia.

I host a podcast, Off Campus, on alternative-to-academia career paths for people with Ph.D. or almost-Ph.D. in humanities disciplines. You can listen here, or on most major podcast platforms. I’m always looking for interviewee suggestions.

Together with Chrisy Xiyu Du, I created and continue to maintain fediphilosophy.org, a Mastodon instance for researchers and teachers whose work engages with philosophy. We welcome new users! For a beginner’s guide on Mastodon and the server, please see here.


My email is kino_zhao@sfu.ca

Sometimes my information is listed under my legal first name “Yuting”.

I am on PhilPeople but I don’t check it much. My Mastodon handle is @kinozhao@fediphilosophy.org. This is the main social media site I use.

I am not on Academia.edu or ResearchGate. I have a Twitter account but rarely check it.