Erin Beeghly is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Utah. Her primary research interests lie at the intersection of ethics, social epistemology, feminist philosophy, and moral psychology.
Her current book project, What's Wrong With Stereotyping? (under contract with OUP), examines the conditions under which judging people by group membership is wrong. She and Alex Madva are co-editors of the first philosophical introduction to implicit bias: An Introduction to Implicit Bias: Knowledge, Justice, and the Social Mind (Routledge 2020). Beeghly also writes and teaches about topics within legal theory, including discrimination law.
Beeghly's research has been supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Council of Learned Societies, the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Edinburgh, the National Humanities Center, the American Association for University Women, and the Townsend Center for the Humanities at Berkeley.
Professor Beeghly received her PhD from UC Berkeley in 2014, where she worked with Véronique Munoz-Dardé, R.Jay Wallace, and Victoria Plaut. Before that, she earned two BAs, one in History from UC Berkeley in 2004 and one in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics from Oxford University in 2006. Beeghly is also a trained gemologist and worked in the jewelry industry for over fifteen years, most of which she spent at Lang Antiques in San Francisco. She received her Graduate Gemologist diploma in residence from the Gemological Institute of America in 1998.