Erin Beeghly will be Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Utah, starting July 2020. Her primary research interests lie at the intersection of ethics, 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). Beeghly also writes and teaches about topics within legal theory, including discrimination law.
In 2019-20, she will be on research leave to complete her book manuscript thanks to generous fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Council of Learned Societies. During spring 2020, Professor Beeghly will be a CHCI-ACLS fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Edinburgh. Her work has also been supported by the National Humanities Center, the American Association for University of 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.