Robin Zheng


I received my Ph.D in Philosophy from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. In 2015-16 I will be a Visiting Junior Research Fellow at Newnham College, Cambridge. In 2016 I will be an Assistant Professor at Yale-NUS College, Singapore.

My research ranges across ethics, moral psychology, feminist and social philosophy. My dissertation is on moral responsibility for implicit bias, where I argue for a reexamination and expansion of the concept of moral responsibility itself. I also have interests in feminist philosophy of science and philosophy of race, where I am working on topics such as racialized sexual preferences and pornography and the interrelationship between normative and empirical inquiry.

I am a founder of the Michigan chapter of the Minorities and Philosophy (MAP) network and the Mind and Moral Psychology (MMP) Working Group. I also helped found the University of Michigan Philosophy department outreach program, which co-sponsors the Michigan High School Ethics Bowl in partnership with I was also a member of the APA Task Force on Diversity and Inclusion and am currently serving on the APA Task Force on a Best Practices Scheme. From 2013-2015 I served as Vice-President and President of the University of Michigan Graduate Employees' Organization (GEO)

I graduated from Washington and Lee University, class of 2009, with degrees in Philosophy and Physics.

You can listen to a podcast about my work on radicalized sexual preferences here. You can also read brief profiles of me here (2014) and here (2008). 

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