Robin Zheng


I am currently a Visiting Junior Research Fellow at Newnham College, Cambridge. In 2016 I will be an Assistant Professor in Philosophy at Yale-NUS College, Singapore.

My research ranges across ethics, moral psychology, feminist and social philosophy. In my dissertation, I addressed the problem of moral responsibility for implicit bias by arguing 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 also a member of the APA Task Force on Diversity and Inclusion, as well as the APA Task Force on a Best Practices Scheme. 

I received my Ph.D in Philosophy from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. There, I was 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 Philosophy department outreach program, which co-sponsors the Michigan High School Ethics Bowl in partnership with From 2013-2015 I served as Vice-President and President of the 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 racialized sexual preferences here. You can also read brief profiles of me here (2014) and here (2008). 

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