Profile: Katalin Balog

Associate Professor

Department of Philosophy


I joined the Rutgers-Newark Philosophy Department in the fall of 2010 and I am currently also a member of the Graduate Faculty in the Philosophy Department at Rutgers, New Brunswick. I arrived in the US from my native Hungary in 1989. I received my Ph.D at Rutgers University, New Brunswick. In 1998-1999 I was at Cornell University on a Mellon Fellowship. From 2000 to 2010 I taught philosophy at Yale University, first as an assistant professor, and since 2006 as an associate professor. During 2005-2006, I was a senior fellow at Collegium Budapest, supported by an AAUW grant. In the Fall of 2011 I was on a sabbatical leave and in the Spring of 2012 I was a senior research fellow at the Central European University Institute for Advanced Study.

My primary areas of research are the philosophy of mind/psychology and metaphysics. The problems that interest me most, the mind-body problem, the self, and free will lie at their intersection. I also have a deep interest in Buddhist psychology and philosophy. I am trying to find ways to integrate contemplative practice and theory into both my teaching and research.


  • Education

    Ph.D. Rutgers