Pronouns: He/him/his


Zach Thornton 

I am a PhD candidate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Before coming to UNC, I completed my BA at Michigan State University. I am a graduate fellow in the Applied Epistemology Project at UNC. During the fall of 2022, I was a visiting scholar at the University of Virginia.

I work primarily in metaphysics, particularly on issues related to identity and distinctness. My dissertation is a systematic treatment of problems in the metaphysics of identity.

In addition to my work in metaphysics, I also have projects in social philosophy of language on speaking up against harmful speech.