Karen McCarthy

Project Coordinator / Digital Scholarship Specialist

Emory Center for Digital Scholarship

Office: Robert W. Woodruff Library

Email: karen.l.mccarthy@emory.edu


  • PhD Candidate, Department of Philosophy, Emory University , Atlanta, Georgia, (expected 2016)
  • Master of Arts, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH, 2009
  • Bachelor of Arts, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI, 2006


​Karen has devoted almost half of her life to the study of philosophy, and is now very happy to be assisting students and faculty alike in creating and working with the the wide world of digital scholarship.  She has a particular interest in the creation and management of educational texts in a digital, interactive format.  She also enjoys telling people that she copylefted her M.A. thesis.


Political Theory, Arendt Studies, the use of judgment in world-making, practical techniques of classroom engagement.
Dissertation Title: “‘True, but that root is hope’: Judgment and the possibility of hope in Hannah Arendt” 
Advisor: Dr. Noëlle McAfee