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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

Philosophy of Social Science, Phenomenology and Existentialism, Social and Political Philosophy, 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

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

Under Review

Implicit Bias, Moods, and Moral Responsibility.”

In Preparation  

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

"Black Lives Matter and the Call for Death Penalty Aboltion," with Michael Cholbi.

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

"The Value of Values Affirmation to a Good Education," with Viviane Seyranian, Nina Abramzon, Yoi Tibbets, and Judith Harackiewicz.

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

“Cultivating Epistemic Virtue: A User’s Guide,” with Jennifer White.

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

Presentations, Conferences, and Bias Training

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.

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

2013 -               Referee, MIT Press, Philosophers’ Imprint, Synthese, Canadian Journal of Philosophy, Neuroethics, Philosophy Compass, European Journal for Philosophy of Science, Consciousness and Cognition, Journal of Applied Philosophy

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