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Krista Thomason

Associate Professor of Philosophy

Krista Thomason


Areas of Expertise

  • Shame & shaming
  • Moral emotions & Psychology
  • Ethics
  • Social/Political philosophy


In the News

  • The New Statesman - "The best of the academic presses for spring 2024"
  • KYW Newsradio - "What makes a feeling bad?"
  • Wall Street Journal - "‘Dancing With the Devil’ Review: Spite, Envy and Other Virtues"
  • Psychology Today - "Negative Emotions Aren't the Weeds"
  • Psychology Today - "What We Can Learn From the 'Therapy Dupe' TikTok Trend"
  • Teen Vogue - "Emotional Realism Is the Toxic Positivity Alternative That Few Seem Ready For"
  • Ideas That Matter - "A Conversation with Krista Thomason About Bad Emotions and the Good Life"
  • Dazed Beauty - "The Women Getting Cosmetic Procedures in Secret"
  • CNN - "Philosopher Krista Thomason Explains Social Media and 'Travel Shaming' During Pandemic"
  • Wall Street Journal - "Guilt Is Powerful for Those Doing Fine in the Lockdown"
  • The Philadelphia Inquirer - "It is Totally Normal to Have Vaccine Envy Right Now"


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SwatTalk Shorts: Philosopher Krista Thomason on the Importance of Asking "What is a Sandwich?"

Philosopher Krista Thomason's Post-Election Reflections