Keith Raymond Harris is a postdoctoral fellow in philosophy at the Institute for Philosophy II at Ruhr-Universität Bochum. He is a member of the INTERACT team focusing on epistemic dimensions of online interactions. His current research is focused on artificial epistemic environments, and especially the epistemic significance of features unique to the online environment. For example, he is interested in the epistemology of fake news, deepfakes, conspiracy theories, and fake persons in the form of bots and trolls. In addition, he is interested in how novel technologies shape individual and group reasoning. Before he has worked on issues in applied epistemology and in the metaphysics of minds and cognitive systems. Other previous research includes work on collective intellectual virtues and vices, knowledge-how, scientific progress, and the make-up of group agents.
He holds an MA and a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Missouri and a BA in Philosophy from State University in New York. After his PhD he was postdoctoral fellow at the University of Missouri and visiting assistant professor at the University of Iowa.