Allison Krile Thornton

Research Fellow


Project: “Embodied Narrative”

Dr. Krile Thornton’s project aims to develop the narrative-self paradigm in light of embodied narratives: the stories locked in the patterns of our physiology and affective worlds. These narratives, especially prominent in thinking about trauma and shame, may escape easy articulation, but they have no less of an impact on our psychological organization, the way we approach the world, or what experiences and actions we have and pursue. Her driving question is: how do these sorts of narratives shape who and what we are?

Bio: Dr. Krile Thornton is an assistant professor of philosophy at the University of South Alabama and is jointly appointed in the College of Medicine. Her research sits at the intersection of biological metaphysics and ethics, especially in biomedical contexts.