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 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

“What is My Role in Changing the System? A New Model of Responsibility for Structural Injustice.” 2018. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice. Advance online publication. doi:10.1007/s10677-018-9892-8.

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

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

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

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

“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.

“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.

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