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Curriculum Vitae

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Areas of Specialization

Philosophy of Mind and Cognitive Science, Philosophy of Race and Feminism, Applied Ethics (esp. Prejudice and Discrimination)

Areas of Competence

Social and Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Social Science, Phenomenology and Existentialism, Introduction to Philosophy through Classic Western Literature

Employment

2016-                           California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
                                    Assistant Professor

2015-2016                   California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
                                    Visiting Professor

2014-2015                   Vassar College
                                    Visiting Assistant Professor

2012-2014                   University of California, Berkeley
                                    Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow

Education

2004-2012                   Columbia University (New York)
2012 (Oct)                   PhD, Philosophy
                                    Dissertation: The Hidden Mechanisms of Prejudice: Implicit Bias & Interpersonal Fluency
                                    
Committee: Christia Mercer (adviser), Patricia Kitcher, Taylor Carman,
                                    Tamar Szabó Gendler, Virginia Valian

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2009                            MPhil, Philosophy
2005                            MA, Philosophy

2000-2004                  Tufts University (Medford, MA)
2004                            BA, Philosophy and English, Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Fellowships

2012-2014                   Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of California, Berkeley

2012-2013                   Townsend Fellow, University of California, Berkeley

2010-2011                   Columbia University Core Curriculum Preceptorship

2009-2011                   Benjamin Wolstein Fellowship

2005, 2009                  Columbia University Summer Fellowship

2004-2009                   Columbia University Faculty Fellowship

Publications

Implicit Bias, Moods, and Moral Responsibility," (Forthcoming), Pacific Philosophical Quarterly.

"Black Lives Matter and the Call for Death Penalty Abolition," (Forthcoming), with Michael Cholbi, Ethics.

Biased against Debiasing: On the Role of (Institutionally Sponsored) Self-Transformation in the Struggle against Prejudice" (2017), Ergo.

"A Plea for Anti-Anti-Individualism: How Oversimple Psychology Misleads Social Policy" (2016), Ergo.

"Stereotypes, Prejudice, and the Taxonomy of the Implicit Social Mind" (Forthcoming), with Michael Brownstein, Noûs.

Stereotypes, Conceptual Centrality and Gender Bias” (Forthcoming), with Guillermo Del Pinal and Kevin Reuter, Ratio.

"Why Implicit Attitudes Are (Probably) not Beliefs" (2016), Synthese​, 193:2659–2684.

"Implicit Bias and Latina/os in Philosophy" (Fall 2016), APA Newsletter on Hispanic/Latino Issues in Philosophy, eds. Caroline Arruda and Amy Reed-Sandoval, 16 (1): 8-15, invited.

Virtue, Social Knowledge, and Implicit Bias,” (2016), Implicit Bias and Philosophy, Volume 1: Metaphysics and Epistemology, eds. Jennifer Saul and Michael Brownstein, Oxford, peer-reviewed.

The Normativity of Automaticity,” (September 2012), with Michael Brownstein, Mind and Language, 27:4, 410-434.                       

Ethical Automaticity,” (March 2012), with Michael Brownstein, Philosophy of the Social Sciences, 42:1, 67-97.

Edited Volumes

An Introduction to Implicit Bias: Knowledge, Justice, and the Social Mind, under contract with Routledge, co-editing with Erin Beeghly

Under Review

"Equal Rights for Zombies? Phenomenal Consciousness and Responsible Agency"

In Preparation  

“The Inevitabilty of Aiming for Virtue,” with Jennifer Kanyuk, for Overcoming Epistemic Injustice volume, edited by Benjamin Sherman and Stacey Goguen, Rowman & Littlefield.

"Social Psychology, Phenomenology, and the Indeterminate Content of Unreflective Racial Bias," for Race & Phenomenology volume, edited by Emily Lee, Rowman & Littlefield.

“The Medical Model of Social Injustice: A Partial Defense against Shelby’s Criticisms,” for special issue of The Journal of Applied Philosophy, eds. Erin Beeghly and Jules Holroyd.

“What We Still Don’t Know about ‘How Mental Systems Believe’: Gilbert’s Spinozan Theory Reconsidered.”

"Duties of Social Identity? Intersectional Objections to Sen's Identity Politics," with Shannon Doberneck.

“Values Affirmation: Empowering Minority Students Towards Academic Success,” empirical investigation into effects of values affirmation on women, Latinx, and first-generation-college students in introductory physics, economics, and philosophy; with Viviane Seyranian, Nina Abramzon, Nicole Duong, Yoi Tibbetts, and Judith Harackiewicz

“Intersectionality as a Regulative Ideal,” with Katherine Gasdaglis.

“Meta-Analyses and Predicting Behavior: In Defense of Implicit Measures,” with Michael Brownstein and Bertram Gawronski.

"The Irreplaceable Epistemic Value of Diversity," with Katherine Gasdaglis and Brian Kim.

“Individual and Collective Interventions,” chapter for An Introduction to Implicit Bias: Knowledge, Justice, and the Social Mind.

Invited Book Review, The Social Turn in Moral Psychology, by Mark Fedyk, for Philosophical Review.

Presentations, Conferences, and Bias Training

April 2018       “Social Norms, Social Experience, and the Nature of Contemporary Racial Bias,” 2017-2018 Philosophy Department Colloquium Series, Wake Forest University, NC.

March 2018     Comment, on “An Expertise Defense via Armchair Physics,” Pacific Division, American Philosophical Association, San Diego.

Feb 2018         “The Inevitability of Aiming for Virtue,” with Jennifer Kanyuk, Central Division, American Philosophical Association, Chicago, invited symposium.

Jan 2018          “Equal Rights for Zombies? Phenomenal Consciousness and Responsible Agency,” Eastern Division, American Philosophical Association, Savannah.

Nov 2017        “Social Norms, Social Experience, and the Indeterminate Content of Implicit Racial Bias,” Prejudice: Intersecting Methods and Perspectives, Washington University, St. Louis.

Nov 2017       “Understanding and Overcoming Implicit Bias in Higher Education,” training lecture, Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Denver.

Oct 2017         “The Inevitability of Aiming for Virtue,” with Jennifer Kanyuk, poster presentation at Bias in Context #4: Psychological and Structural Explanations of Injustice, University of Utah, Salt Lake City.

Oct 2017         “Intersectionality as a Regulative Ideal: Understanding the Complexity of Identity in Politics & Social Science,” Who’s Got the Power? Philosophical Critique of Social and Political Structures, the University of Iceland, Reykjavik.

August 2017   “Understanding and Overcoming Implicit Bias in the Classroom,” Keynote Speaker, High-Impact Teaching Symposium, San Diego State.

June 2017        “Meta-Analyses and Predicting Behavior: In Defense of Implicit Attitude Measures,” with Michael Brownstein and Bertram Gawronski, Society for Philosophy & Psychology, Baltimore.

May 2017        “Duties of Social Identity?  Intersectional Objections to Sen’s Identity Politics,” with Shannon Doberneck, Philosophy of Social Science Roundtable, Vancouver.

May 2017        “Values Affirmation: Empowering Minority Students Towards Academic Success,” with Viviane Seyranian, Nina Abramzon, Nicole Duong, Yoi Tibbetts, and Judith Harackiewicz; poster presentation, California STEM INCLUDES 2017, hosted by UC Irvine in Anaheim, CA.

May 2017        “Reducing Achievement Gaps & Increasing Belonging,” and “Understanding Bias: Causes and Effects of  Intergroup Bias in Higher Education,” 2017 Climate Summit for Philosophy Departments in Southern California CSUs, Northridge.

April 2017       Comment, on “Dilemmaism Defended,” Pacific Division, American Philosophical Association, Seattle, WA.

April 2017       "Understanding and Overcoming Implicit Bias in Higher Education," California State University, Northridge.

April 2017       “Values Affirmation: Empowering Minority Students Towards Academic Success,” with Viviane Seyranian, Nina Abramzon, Nicole Duong, Yoi Tibbetts, and Judith Harackiewicz; poster presentation, 2017 Breaking Boundaries in STEM Education Research, Loyola Marymount University, LA.

March 2017     Replies to Sally Haslanger, Jennifer Saul, and Saray Ayala, in Brains Blog Symposium on “A Plea for Anti-Anti-Individualism: How Oversimple Psychology Misleads Social Policy.”

March 2017     “A Plea for Anti-Anti-Individualism: How Oversimple Psychology Misleads Social Policy,” Central Division, American Philosophical Association, Kansas City, MO.

Feb 2017         "Understanding Bias: Causes and Effects of Intergroup Bias in Higher Education," and "Overcoming Bias: Individual and Institutional Reforms," Implicit Bias Workshops, University of Nevada, Reno.

Sep 2016         “A Plea for Anti-Anti-Individualism: How Oversimple Psychology Misleads Social Policy,” Bias in Context Conference, University of Sheffield, UK.

Aug 2016        “Conceptual Centrality and Gender Bias: An Empirical Investigation,” with Guillermo Del Pinal and Kevin Reuter, European Society for Philosophy & Psychology, University of St. Andrews, Scotland.

June 2016        “Affective Consciousness and Moral Responsibility,” European Philosophical Society for the Study of Emotions, Athens, Greece.

April 2016       “Conceptual Centrality and Gender Bias: An Empirical Investigation,” with Guillermo Del Pinal and Kevin Reuter, Ratio Conference and Conference of Experimental Philosophy, University of Reading, UK.

March 2016     “Intersectionality as a Regulative Ideal,” with Katherine Gasdaglis, Philosophy of Social Science Roundtable, University of South Florida, Tampa.

March 2016     Comment, on “What is Denial?” Pacific Division, American Philosophical Association, San Francisco, CA.

Oct 2015         “Understanding and Overcoming Implicit Bias in Higher Education,” California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA.

Sep 2015         Comment, on “Explaining Injustice in Speech: Individualistic vs. Structural Explanation,” by Saray Ayala, Minds Online Conference.

June 2015        Comment, on “Children's Testimonial Learning: Is Ignorance an Epistemic Sin?” by Tamar Kushnir & Melissa Koenig, Society for Philosophy & Psychology, Duke University, NC.

April 2015       “Duties of Social Identity?  Intersectional Objections to Sen’s Identity Politics,” with Shannon Doberneck, Pacific Division, American Philosophical Association, Vancouver.

July 2014         “The Blurry Boundary between Stereotyping and Evaluation in Implicit Cognition,” with Michael Brownstein, Inaugural Conference of the European Philosophical Society for the Study of Emotions, The New University of Lisbon, Portugal.

May 2014       “Understanding and Overcoming Implicit Bias in Higher Education,” California State University, East Bay. (PPT)

April 2014       “A Plea for Anti-Anti-Individualism: How Oversimple Psychological Models Mislead Social Predictions,” Bay Area Forum for Law and Ethics (BAFFLE), University of California, Berkeley.

April 2014       “The Blurry Boundary between Stereotyping and Evaluation in Implicit Cognition,” with Michael Brownstein, Emotions and Emotionality Conference, Georgetown University, Washington, DC.

Feb 2014         "The Blurry Boundary between Stereotyping and Evaluation in Implicit Cognition," with Michael Brownstein, Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Charleston, SC.

Sep 2013         “Biased Against De-Biasing: On the Role of (Institutionally Sponsored) Self-Transformation in the Struggle Against Prejudice,” Culture, Diversity, & Intergroup Relations Lab, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law.

Sep 2013         Participant, Person Memory Interest Group, Institute of Noetic Sciences, Petaluma, CA.

Aug 2013        “Biased Against De-Biasing: On the Role of (Institutionally Sponsored) Self-Transformation in the Struggle Against Prejudice,” Rocky Mountain Ethics Congress, Boulder, CO.

 

April 2013       “Biased Against De-Biasing: On the Role of (Institutionally Sponsored) Self-Transformation in the Struggle Against Prejudice,” Implicit Bias, Philosophy, & Psychology, University of Sheffield, UK.

March 2013     “Implicit Bias, Moods, and Moral Responsibility,” Pacific Division, American Philosophical Association, San Francisco.

March 2013     “Implicit Bias, Moods, and Moral Responsibility,” Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Austin, TX.

Dec 2012         “The Structure of Implicit Social Attitudes,” Eastern Division, American Philosophical Association, Atlanta.

Nov 2012        “Old Habits Die Easy: On the Formation and Change of Implicit Social Attitudes,” Berkeley Undergraduate Philosophy Forum, University of California, Berkeley.

Oct 2012         “Virtue, Social Knowledge, and Implicit Bias,” New School for Social Research, New York.

Sep 2012         “Virtue, Social Knowledge, and Implicit Bias,” The Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humanities, University of California, Berkeley.

Aug 2012        “Planning Is for Associating: Implementation Intentions, Affect, and Associative Processes,” Symposium on Affect and Implementation Intentions, European  Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Institute of Philosophy, London.

April 2012       “Virtue, Social Knowledge, and Implicit Bias,” Workshop on the Epistemological Implications of Implicit Bias, University of Sheffield.

Dec 2011         Invited Participant, Workshop on the Nature of Implicit Bias, University of Sheffield.

Nov 2011        Comment, on “The Temporal Vagueness of Action,” by Chauncey Maher, Time and Agency conference, George Washington University.

July 2011         “Ethical Automaticity: On Praiseworthy Automatic Action,” with Michael Brownstein, European and American Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Université du Québec à Montréal.

Session Chair, “Alief and Memory,” Society for  Philosophy and Psychology.

April 2011       “Alief and Affordance: The Normativity of Automaticity,” with Michael Brownstein, Pacific Division, American Philosophical Association, San Diego.

March 2011     “Ethical Automaticity: On Praiseworthy Automatic Action,” with Michael Brownstein, Philosophy of Social Science Roundtable, École Normale Supérieure de Paris.

Feb 2011         “Alief and Affordance: The Normativity of Automaticity,” with Michael Brownstein, Harvard University Philosophical Psychology Laboratory.

Jan 2011          “Understanding and Undoing Implicit Social Prejudice,” Unreflective Cognition and Action Lab, New Jersey Institute of Technology.

Dec 2009         “Wittgenstein, the Psychology of Unconscious Bias, and the Publicity of Moral Experience,” Wittgenstein Workshop, New School for Social Research.

Academic Service

2017 –             Diversity Committee, Cal Poly Pomona.

2017 –             Qualtrics Administrator, Department of Philosophy, Cal Poly Pomona.

2013 –             Referee, MIT Press, Routledge Press, Philosophers’ Imprint, Synthese, Ergo, Canadian Journal of Philosophy, Journal of Political Philosophy, Hypatia, Feminist Philosophical Quarterly, Journal of Social Philosophy, Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, Journal of Applied Philosophy, Consciousness and Cognition, Journal of Consciousness Studies, Philosophical Psychology, Cognitive Science Society, Theoria, Episteme, Teaching Philosophy, European Journal for Philosophy of Science, Neuroethics, Philosophy Compass

2016 May        Conference Organizer, Philosophy of Implicit Bias, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA.​

2015 Fall         Implicit Bias & Stereotype Threat Training for administrators, faculty, staff, and students, Cal Poly Pomona, CA.

2012 April       Assistant Organizer, two-day conference on Evil, Columbia University. Conference includes public lecture, “Evil to the Core,” and workshop for contributors to Evil: A History, eds. Andrew Chignell & Scott MacDonald, Oxford Philosophical Concepts.

2011 April       “Plagiarism: Deterrence and Detection,” Columbia University, Core Curriculum Office.

2010-2011       Content Contributor, website for Literature Humanities: Masterpieces of Western Literature and Philosophy, Columbia University.

2008-2010       Graduate Student Advisory Council Representative, Columbia University.

2009                Graduate Student Advisor, Columbia University Insurance Renewal Committee, for reviewing and selecting 2009-10 student insurance program.

2006-2007       Curriculum Developer, Adult Computer Literacy Program, Community Impact Program, Columbia University.

2005                Instructor, Adult Computer Literacy, Beginner Microsoft Word & Excel, Community Impact Program, Columbia University.

2005                Conference Coordinator, Columbia/NYU Graduate Student Philosophy Conference.

2005-2011       Reviewer, Columbia/NYU Graduate Student Philosophy Conference.

Other Activities

2015 July         Implicit Bias Training, Pima County Courts (Juvenile Court Center, Arizona Superior Court, and Consolidated Justice Court), Tucson, AZ.

2012-2014       Participant, Psychology of Public Policy Lab, Director: Jack Glaser, Goldman School of Public Policy, University of California, Goldman School of Public Policy.

2013-2014       Participant, Culture, Diversity & Intergroup Relations Lab, Director: Victoria Plaut, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law.

2012-               Wikipedia Contributor, creating and editing pages on notable women and minority philosophers, and on feminist philosophy. Co-Organizer, Wikipedia on the Margins: Women, Minorities, and Philosophy, with Kevin Gorman (Regional Ambassador for the Wikipedia-in-Education program in California and Hawaii), University of California, Berkeley.

Professional Affiliations

American Philosophical Association

Behavioral and Brain Sciences Associate

Society for Philosophy & Psychology

European Society for Philosophy & Psychology

Southern Society for Philosophy & Psychology

European Philosophical Society for the Study of Emotions

Midwestern Political Science Association

Languages

Spanish (speaking, reading, and writing); French and German (competent reading)

References

Professor Christia Mercer                               Professor Tamar Szabó Gendler
Philosophy Department                                  Philosophy Department
Columbia University                                        Yale University
cm50@columbia.edu                                      tamar.gendler@yale.edu

Professor Jack Glaser                                    Professor Jennifer Saul
Goldman School of Public Policy                    Philosophy Department
University of California, Berkeley                    University of Sheffield
jackglaser@berkeley.edu                               j.saul@sheffield.ac.uk

Professor Taylor Carman                               Professor Patricia Kitcher
Philosophy Department                                  Philosophy Department
Barnard College                                             Columbia University
tcarman@barnard.edu                                   pk206@columbia.edu

Professor Matthew L. Jones                           Professor Michael Brownstein
History Department                                        Humanities Department
Columbia University                                       New Jersey Institute of Technology
mj340@columbia.edu                                    msbrownstein@gmail.com