GRIDS+

“GRIDS+” is the category of philosophy that includes areas of specialization focusing on issues related to social groups and social justice. At the moment, this category includes the following areas of specialization:

Philosophy of Gender
Philosophy of Race
Philosophy of Intersectionality
Philosophy of Disability
Philosophy of Sexuality

Note that the “+” allows for the inclusion of similar areas of specialization in the future. Please feel free to suggest other areas to add to this category by filling out our Contact form.

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* = Highest Degree is M.A.
** = Highest Degree is B.A.

Asian = [A]
Black = [B]
Person with a Disability = [D]
Indigenous/Native = [I]
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual, Queer = [LGBTQ]
Latina/o/Hispanic = [L/H]
Man = [M]
Middle Eastern/North African = [MENA]
Multi-Racial = [MR]
Not a Citizen of an Anglophone Country = [NC]
Other Non-White Self-Identification = [O]
Other gender = [OG]
Other Non-White Race = [OR]
Pacific Islander = [P]
Woman = [W]

Any information appearing after the abbreviations in an entry is further information specified by the philosopher herself or himself.

NamePositionAffiliated InstitutionLocationAreas of SpecializationSpecific Research InterestsSelf-Identification
Anderson, ElizabethProfessorUniversity of MichiganAnn Arbor, Michigan, USAApplied Ethics, Epistemology, Ethics, Feminist Philosophy, GRIDS+, Meta-Ethics, Moral Psychology, Normative Ethics, Philosophy of Education, Philosophy of Law, Philosophy of Race, Philosophy of Social Science, Pragmatism, Social and Political PhilosophySocial Epistemology, Philosophy of Economics, History of Egalitarianism[W]
Anderson, SybolAssociate ProfessorSt. Mary's College of MarylandSt. Mary's City, Maryland, USA19th & 20th Century Philosophy, Ethics, GRIDS+, Philosophy of Race, Social and Political PhilosophyRecognition Theory, Oppression Theory, Hegel[B], [W], African-American
Aryal, YubrajVisiting Lecturer*Purdue UniversityWest Lafayette, Indiana, USAContemporary Continental Philosophy, Critical Theory, GRIDS+, Social and Political Philosophy[A], Nepali
Barnes, ElizabethAssociate ProfessorUniversity of VirginiaCharlottesville, Virginia, USAApplied Ethics, Feminist Philosophy, GRIDS+, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Disability, Philosophy of Gender[D], [W]
Barthold, LaurenAssociate Professor of Philosophy, Gender Studies Minor Director*Gordon CollegeWenham, Massachusetts, USAEthics, Feminist Philosophy, GRIDS+, Hermeneutics, Philosophy of Gender, Pragmatism, Social and Political PhilosophySocial identities, Religion[W]
Botbol Baum, MyleneProfessor of Philosophy, Louvzin University BelgiumUCLBrussels19th & 20th Century Philosophy, Applied Ethics, Bioethics/Medical Ethics, Child, Family, Parenting, and Reproduction Ethics, Comparative Philosophy, Contemporary Continental Philosophy, Critical Theory, Ethics, European Philosophy, Existentialism, Feminist Philosophy, GRIDS+, Normative Ethics, Phenomenology, Philosophy of Action, Philosophy of Gender, Philosophy of Medicine, Pragmatism, Psychoanalytic TheoryPhenomenology, Gender Philosophy , Political Philosophy[W], [NC]
Brison, SusanProfessorDartmouthHanover, New Hampshire, USAApplied Ethics, Ethics, Feminist Philosophy, GRIDS+, Philosophy of Intersectionality, Philosophy of Gender, Philosophy of Law, Social and Political Philosophy[W]
Burke, Teresa BlankmeyerAssistant ProfessorGallaudet UniversityWashington, DC, USAApplied Ethics, Bioethics/Medical Ethics, Ethics, Feminist Philosophy, GRIDS+, Meta-Ethics, Normative Ethics, Philosophy of Disability[MENA], [MR], [D], [W], Deaf
Curry, AgnesProfessorUniversity of Saint Joseph, ConnecticutWest Hartford, Conneticutt, USAEnvironmental Philosophy, Ethics, Feminist Philosophy, GRIDS+, Hermeneutics, Indigenous Philosophy, Phenomenology, Practical Reason[L/H], [W], Mexican
Dieleman, SusanAssistant ProfessorUniversity of SaskatchewanSaskatoon, Saskatchewan, CanadaEpistemology, Feminist Philosophy, GRIDS+, Philosophy of Gender, Pragmatism, Social and Political Philosophy[W]
Ernst, WaltraudResearcherJohannes Kepler University LinzLinz, Austria19th & 20th Century Philosophy, Applied Ethics, Epistemology, Feminist Philosophy, GRIDS+, Hermeneutics, Philosophy of Biology, Philosophy of Computing, Information, and Technology, Philosophy of Gender, Philosophy of Love and Sex, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of SexualityFeminist Epistemology[LGBTQ], [NC], [W]
Epp, JenniferGraduate Student and LecturerWestern University (formerly University of Western Ontario)London, Ontario, CanadaChild, Family, Parenting, and Reproduction Ethics, Epistemology, Ethics, Feminist Philosophy, GRIDS+, Philosophy of Disability, Philosophy of Gender, Philosophy of Sexuality[LGBTQ], [W], Farming Family, Mennonite, Learning Disability
Fatima, SabaAssistant ProfessorSouthern Illinois University, EdwardsvilleEdwardsville, Illinois, USAApplied Ethics, Feminist Philosophy, GRIDS+, Philosophy of Race, Social and Political PhilosophyMuslim / Muslim-American Issues Within a Framework of Feminist & Race Theory, Virtue Ethics, Social and Political Within Prescriptive Islam, Non-Ideal Theory[A], [NC], [O], [W]
Fredericks, RachelAssistant ProfessorColby-Sawyer CollegeNew London, New Hampshire, USAApplied Ethics, Bioethics/Medical Ethics, Environmental Philosophy, Ethics, Feminist Philosophy, GRIDS+, Meta-Ethics, Moral Psychology, Normative Ethics, Philosophy of Gender, Philosophy of Love and Sex, Philosophy of MindMorality of Emotions, Friendship, Interpersonal Relationships[W]
Fritsch, KellyPostdoctoral FellowUniversity of TorontoToronto, Ontario, CanadaBioethics/Medical Ethics, Contemporary Continental Philosophy, Continental Philosophy, Critical Theory, Feminist Philosophy, GRIDS+, Philosophy of Disability, Philosophy of Intersectionality, Philosophy of Medicine, Post-Structuralism, Social and Political Philosophy[D], [W]
Garry, AnnProfessor EmeritaCalifornia State University, Los AngelesLos Angeles, California, USAFeminist Philosophy, GRIDS+Intersectionality, Feminist Epistemology, Feminist Methodology, Feminist Applied Ethics[W]
George, SamuelCurrently disabledLast teaching position was at Midlands Technical CollegeColumbia, South Carolina, USAApplied Ethics, Epistemology, Ethics, GRIDS+, Logic and Philosophy of Logic, Philosophy of Disability, Philosophy of Religion, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of SexualityEpistemology of Religion, Inductive Logic, Aesthetics[LGBTQ], [M], [D], Cis-gender gay male (bear community), Ordained Methodist minister, white with no specific ethnic identity
Goguen, StaceyAssistant ProfessorNortheastern Illinois UniversityChicago, llinois, USAEpistemology, Ethics, GRIDS+, Philosophy of Psychology, Philosophy of ScienceStereotype Threat, Epistemic Injustice, Epistemic Agency, Rationality, Self Identity[W]
Gould, Carol C.Distinguished ProfessorHunter College and the Graduate Center, City University of New YorkNew York, New York, USA19th & 20th Century Philosophy, Applied Ethics, Contemporary Continental Philosophy, Continental Philosophy, Critical Theory, Feminist Philosophy, GRIDS+, Normative Ethics, Philosophy of Gender, Philosophy of Law, Philosophy of Social Science, Social and Political Philosophy[W]
Haslanger, SallyFord Professor of Philosophy & Women's and Gender StudiesMITCambridge, Massachusetts, USAChild, Family, Parenting, and Reproduction Ethics, Critical Theory, Epistemology, Feminist Philosophy, GRIDS+, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Gender, Philosophy of Race, Social and Political PhilosophyFeminist Epistemology, Social Ontology, Ideology[W], [LGBTQ]
Hay, CarolAssistant ProfessorUniversity of Massachusetts LowellLowell, Massachusetts, USAApplied Ethics, Ethics, Feminist Philosophy, GRIDS+, Moral Psychology, Normative Ethics, Philosophy of Gender, Philosophy of Love and Sex, Philosophy of Sexuality, Social and Political PhilosophyKantian ethics, Liberalism, Oppression studies[W]
Hodges, JeromeGraduate StudentMITCambridge, Massachusetts, USAFeminist Philosophy, GRIDS+, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Social Science, Social and Political Philosophy[LGBTQ], [M]
Kimoto, BryanGraduate Student*Emory University/University of MemphisAtlanta, Georgia, USAContemporary Continental Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, GRIDS+, Psychoanalytic Theory, Social and Political PhilosophyTrans Studies, Affect Theory[A], [LGBTQ], [MR], [OG]
Kong, YoujinGraduate Student*Michigan State UniversityEast Lansing, Michigan, USACritical Theory, Ethics, Feminist Philosophy, GRIDS+, Philosophy of Intersectionality, Philosophy of Gender, Social and Political PhilosophySocial and Political Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, Oppression, Marginalization, Universalism and Its Critiques[A], [NC], [W], Korean
LaBrada, EloyVisiting Scholar and InstructorUniversity of AlbertaEdmonton, Alberta, CanadaEarly Modern Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, GRIDS+, History of Philosophy, Meta-Ethics, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Gender, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Sexuality, Philosophy of Social Science, Social and Political PhilosophySocial Metaphysics, Analytic Feminism[L/H], [LGBTQ]
Luttrell, JohannaVisiting Scholar, Hobby School of Public AffairsUniversity of HoustonHouston, Texas, USAEthics, Feminist Philosophy, GRIDS+, Philosophy of Intersectionality, Philosophy of Race, Philosophy of Social Science, Social and Political PhilosophyUrban Development in the Global South, Gender, Human Rights, Philosophy of Race and Social Movements[W]
Mallory, ChaoneAssociate ProfessorVillanova UniversityPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USAApplied Ethics, Contemporary Continental Philosophy, Environmental Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, GRIDS+, Philosophy of Law, Philosophy of Science, Social and Political PhilosophyEnvironmental Justice Theory[W], Marginalized class background
Mason, ElinorLecturerEdinburgh UniversityEdinburgh, ScotlandEthics, Feminist Philosophy, GRIDS+, Meta-Ethics, Moral Psychology, Normative Ethics, Practical Reason, Social and Political PhilosophyMoral Responsibility[W]
Mason, Qrescent MaliAssistant ProfessorBerea CollegeBerea, Kentucky, USA19th & 20th Century Philosophy, African American Philosophy, Ethics, Existentialism, Feminist Philosophy, GRIDS+, Phenomenology, Philosophy of Gender, Philosophy of Love and Sex, Philosophy of Race, Philosophy of SexualityAutobiography, Black Feminist Philosophy, the Erotic[B], [W]
Merritt, ChristianeGraduate Student*Washington University, St. LouisSt. Louis, Missouri, USAAesthetics and Philosophy of Art, Feminist Philosophy, GRIDS+, Philosophy of Cognitive Science, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Neuroscience, Philosophy of Psychology, Philosophy of Science[W]
Meshelski, KristinaAssistant ProfessorCalifornia State University, NorthridgeLos Angeles, California, USAEarly Modern Philosophy, GRIDS+, Social and Political PhilosophyRawls, Nonideal Theory, Affirmative Action, Distributive Justice, Social Contract Theory, Feminism, Critical Race Theory, Spinoza's Metaphysics[W]
Morton, BPHousewifeNoneTerre Haute, Indiana, USAGRIDS+, Logic and Philosophy of Logic, Philosophy of Gender, Philosophy of ReligionNon-Binary Genders[LGBTQ], [OG], Non-Binary, Trans
Nagl-Docekal, HertaUniversity Professor em.Department of Philosophy, University of Vienna, Austria, Austrian Academy of SciencesVienna, Austria19th & 20th Century Philosophy, Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art, African and Africana Philosophy, Continental Philosophy, Critical Theory, Ethics, European Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, GRIDS+, Normative Ethics, Philosophy of Gender, Philosophy of Law, Philosophy of Love and Sex, Philosophy of Religion, Philosophy of Social Science, Post-Structuralism, Practical Reason, Social and Political PhilosophyPhilosophy of History[W], [NC]
Parker, EmilyAssistant Professor of PhilosophyTowson UniversityBaltimore, Maryland, USAAfrican and Africana Philosophy, Contemporary Continental Philosophy, Continental Philosophy, Environmental Philosophy, Existentialism, Feminist Philosophy, GRIDS+, Phenomenology, Philosophy of Disability, Philosophy of Gender, Philosophy of Love and Sex, Philosophy of Race, Philosophy of Sexuality, Social and Political PhilosophyPhilosophies of Difference, Ecological Political Theories[OG]
Poole, MonicaAssociate Professor*Bunker Hill Community CollegeBoston, Massachusetts, USAComparative Philosophy, Critical Theory, Early Modern Philosophy, Epistemology, GRIDS+, Philosophy of Education, Philosophy of Love and Sex, Philosophy of Religion, Social and Political PhilosophyEpistemic Injustice, Epistemologies of Resistance, Postcolonial Religions, Remix Culture, Copyright, Popular Philosophy[LGBTQ], [W]
Purdy, LauraProfessor EmeritaWells CollegeAurora, New York, USAApplied Ethics, Bioethics/Medical Ethics, Child, Family, Parenting, and Reproduction Ethics, Ethics, Feminist Philosophy, GRIDS+, Normative Ethics, Philosophy of Education, Philosophy of Gender, Social and Political PhilosophyAssisted Reproduction, Surrogacy, Children's Rights, Parental Responsibilities[W]
Roberts, LauraPost Completion FellowThe University of QueenslandBrisbane, Queensland, Australia19th & 20th Century Philosophy, Contemporary Continental Philosophy, Continental Philosophy, Critical Theory, Environmental Philosophy, European Philosophy, Existentialism, Feminist Philosophy, GRIDS+, Phenomenology, Philosophy of Intersectionality, Philosophy of Gender, Philosophy of Love and Sex, Philosophy of Race, Philosophy of Sexuality, Psychoanalytic Theory, Social and Political PhilosophyLuce Irigaray[W]
Roth, AmandaAssistant ProfessorSUNY GeneseoGeneseo, New York, USAChild, Family, Parenting, and Reproduction Ethics, Ethics, Feminist Philosophy, GRIDS+, Social and Political PhilosophyWomen's Studies[W], [LGBTQ]
Scheman, NaomiProfessor EmeritaUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolis, Minnesota, USAEpistemology, Feminist Philosophy, GRIDS+, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Intersectionality, Philosophy of Gender, Philosophy of Race, Philosophy of SexualityPolitics of Knowledge, Public Research Universities, Relational Ontology[W]
Schouten, GinaAssistant ProfessorIllinois State UniversityNormal, Illinois, USAApplied Ethics, Child, Family, Parenting, and Reproduction Ethics, Ethics, Feminist Philosophy, GRIDS+, Philosophy of Education, Philosophy of Gender, Social and Political Philosophy[W]
Soderback, FannyAssistant ProfessorDePaul UniversityChicago, Illinois, United StatesChild, Family, Parenting, and Reproduction Ethics, Contemporary Continental Philosophy, Continental Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, GRIDS+, Philosophy of Gender, Philosophy of Love and Sex, Philosophy of Sexuality, Psychoanalytic TheoryFrench Feminism[W], [NC]
Solomon, MiriamProfessorTemple UniversityPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USABioethics/Medical Ethics, Epistemology, Feminist Philosophy, GRIDS+, Philosophy of Biology, Philosophy of Medicine, Philosophy of Science[W]
Stone, Brad ElliottProfessorLoyola Marymount UniversityLos Angeles, California, USA19th & 20th Century Philosophy, African American Philosophy, Contemporary Continental Philosophy, Continental Philosophy, European Philosophy, Existentialism, GRIDS+, Metaphysics, Phenomenology, Philosophy of Race, Philosophy of Religion, Philosophy of Sexuality, Post-Structuralism, PragmatismFoucault, Heidegger, Spanish Philosophy, Rorty, West[M], [B], African-American
St. Pierre, JoshuaGraduate Student (PhD)*University of AlbertaEdmonton, Alberta, CanadaContemporary Continental Philosophy, Continental Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, GRIDS+, Phenomenology, Philosophy of Disability, Social and Political Philosophy[M], [D]
Tillman, JenniferGraduate Student, Adjunct Instructor *University at Albany (SUNY)Albany, New York, USA19th & 20th Century Philosophy, Applied Ethics, Bioethics/Medical Ethics, Ethics, GRIDS+, Normative Ethics, Philosophy of Disability, Social and Political PhilosophyRawls, Political Philosophy, Disability Studies, Mental Health, Kant[W], [B], [MR], African-American
Waters, J.D., Ph.D., Anne SchulherrEditorState University of New York PressLos Angeles, California, USA19th & 20th Century Philosophy, Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art, American Indian Philosophy, Applied Ethics, Bioethics/Medical Ethics, Comparative Philosophy, Contemporary Continental Philosophy, Continental Philosophy, Critical Theory, Early Modern Philosophy, Environmental Philosophy, Epistemology, Ethics, European Philosophy, Existentialism, Feminist Philosophy, GRIDS+, Hermeneutics, Indigenous Philosophy, Logic and Philosophy of Logic, Meta-Ethics, Metaphysics, Phenomenology, Philosophy of Disability, Philosophy of Intersectionality, Philosophy of Gender, Philosophy of Law, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Race, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Sexuality, Philosophy of the Americas, Pragmatism, Social and Political PhilosophyNative American Philosophy[W], [I], [D], [LGBTQ], Seminole
Whitney, HeatherLecturerUniversity of Chicago Law SchoolChicago, Illinois, USAEpistemology, Feminist Philosophy, GRIDS+, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Law, Social and Political Philosophy[LGBTQ], [W]
Zheng, RobinAssistant ProfessorYale-NUS CollegeNew Haven, Connecticut, USAEthics, Feminist Philosophy, GRIDS+, Moral Psychology, Normative Ethics, Philosophy of Love and Sex, Philosophy of Race, Philosophy of Science, Social and Political PhilosophyMoral Responsibility, Implicit Bias, Structural Injustice, Sexual Ethics[A], [W], Chinese
Zurn, PerryPostdoctoral FellowUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USAApplied Ethics, Contemporary Continental Philosophy, GRIDS+, Social and Political PhilosophyCuriosity, Punishment[LGBTQ]