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Z.K. Payne 


I'm a PhD student at the Sage School of Philosophy at Cornell University. After receiving a BA in Philosophy from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2018, I worked as a Research Coordinator in the Psychology department at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. I loved the work but couldn't shake the desire for more schooling in philosophy, so here I am! 


My philosophical interests are extensive and evolving, but I'm currently most interested in epistemology, ethics, and feminist theory. Additionally, I'm interested in Buddhist philosophy and hope to bring ancient insights to bear on contemporary questions.

Read more about my research here.

See my current CV here

Contact: zkp2 [at]

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