Karen Gover (B.A., University of Richmond; Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University) teaches philosophy at Bennington College in Bennington, Vermont. She has published scholarly articles in International Philosophical Quarterly, the Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology, the Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, and the Journal of Aesthetic Education. Her art criticism has appeared in Sculpture Magazine, Ceramics: Art and Perception, and the online magazine Artcritical. Gover is the recipient of a grant from the German Academic Exchange service, she was a fellow at Williams College's Oakley Center for the Humanities, and she is the 2011 recipient of the John Fisher Memorial Prize in Aesthetics. Gover's book, Art and Authority: Moral Rights and Meaning in Contemporary Visual Art is forthcoming from Oxford University Press.