Cailin O’Connor is a philosopher and applied mathematician. She is an associate professor in the Department of Logic and Philosophy of Science and a member of the Institute for Mathematical Behavioral Science at the University of California, Irvine. Professor O’Connor is currently co-administering the National Science Foundation grant “Consensus, Democracy, and the Public Understanding of Science.” She is the author of the trade book The Misinformation Age and the monograph The Origins of Unfairness. In addition, Professor O’Connor has written for such publications as Aeon, Scientific American, Slate, and the Huffington Post. She earned an AB (cum laude) in visual and environmental studies at Harvard College and a PhD in philosophy from the University of California, Irvine.