Robin Zheng

Humanities (Philosophy)

Assistant Professor


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Assistant Professor Robin Zheng received her PhD in Philosophy from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. From 2015-2016 she was a Visiting Junior Research Fellow at Newnham College, Cambridge. Her research ranges across ethics, moral psychology, feminist and social philosophy, focusing mainly on issues of moral responsibility, gender, and race. She is an Associate Editor of Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy, and a member of the American Philosophical Association Task Force on Diversity and Inclusion, as well as the American Philosophical Association Task Force on a Best Practices Scheme.

Ethics, Moral Psychology, Feminist and Social Philosophy, Philosophy of Race


Moral Criticism and Structural Injustice.” 2020. MIND. Advance online publication.

“#NotAllMen and #NotMyPresident: The Limits of Moral Disassociation.” 2020. EurAmerica: A Journal of European and American Studies 50(4), 783-822.

“Women, Work, and Power: Envisaging the Radical Potential of #MeToo.” 2019. APA Newsletter of Feminism and Philosophy 19(1): 29–36.

“What Kind of Responsibility Do We Have for Fighting Injustice? A Moral-Theoretic Perspective on the Social Connections Model.” 2019. Critical Horizons 20(2): 109–126.

“What is My Role in Changing the System? A New Model of Responsibility for Structural Injustice.” 2018. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 21(4): 869-885.

“Precarity is a Feminist Issue: Gender and Contingent Labor in the Academy.” 2018. Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy 33 (2): 235-255.

“A Job for Philosophers: Causality, Responsibility, and Explaining Social Inequality.” 2018. Dialogue: Canadian Philosophical Review 57 (2): 323–351.

“Bias, Structure, and Injustice: A Reply to Haslanger.” 2018. Feminist Philosophy Quarterly 4 (1): Article 4. doi:10.5206/fpq/2018.1.4.

“Why Yellow Fever Isn’t Flattering: A Case Against Racial Fetishes.” 2016. Journal of the American Philosophical Association 2 (3): 400–419.

Book chapters:

“Ella Baker: Leading with Integrity in Service of a Cause.” 2020. In Portraits of Integrity: 26 Case Studies from History, Literature, and Philosophy, edited by Charlotte Alston, Amber Carpenter, and Rachael Wiseman, 63–72. London: Bloomsbury Academic.

“Race and Pornography: The Dilemma of the (Un)desirable.” 2017. In Beyond Speech: Pornography and Analytic Feminist Philosophy, edited by Mari Mikkola, 177–196. New York: Oxford University Press.

“Attributability, Accountability, and Implicit Bias.” 2016. In Implicit Bias and Philosophy: Volume 2, Moral Responsibility, Structural Injustice, and Ethics, edited by Michael Brownstein and Jennifer Saul, 62–89. New York: Oxford University Press.

Philosophy and Political Thought I and II
Ethics and Politics of Sex
Oppression and Injustice
Solidarity and Social Change