PhD candidate
Department of Philosophy + STS
University of British Columbia


Originally from Snohomish, WA, north of Seattle, and currently splitting his time between Vancouver, BC and Portland, OR, Kinley Gillette is a PhD candidate in Philosophy and Science and Technology Studies (STS) at the University of British Columbia (UBC).

Kinley works at the intersection of the social epistemology of science and political theory. His research is focused on:

  • The role of expert authority in democratic societies
  • Politicization of science in environmental controversies
  • Integration of the social and environmental sciences (as in social-ecological systems research, the environmental social sciences, and environmental history)
  • Science studies methodology

Kinley’s non-academic interests include cocktails, seafood, and all things Cascadian.