Youjin Kong

Welcome! I am an incoming Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Georgia.

Currently, I am a Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Oregon State University. I received my PhD in Philosophy from Michigan State University (2019) and my MA and BA in Philosophy from Seoul National University, South Korea.

Here is my CV.

Research

Located at the nexus of Ethics of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Social/Political Philosophy, and Feminist Philosophy, my research critically analyzes how AI reproduces gender and racial injustice and develops philosophical frameworks for improving fairness in AI. I am also committed to advancing the field of Asian American feminist philosophy, which remains underrepresented in the philosophy literature.

I have published multiple articles in peer-reviewed journals, including Ergo, FAccT, Pluralist, and Social Philosophy Today, and keep an active conference presentation schedule. I won a Best Paper Prize from the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy.

Teaching

I teach courses on ethical issues arising in emerging technologies, as well as courses in moral and social philosophy. Nominated by students for promoting meaningful student-teacher interaction, I won a Teaching Excellence Award in 2019. I also received an Outstanding Service Award in 2021 in recognition of developing of a new interdisciplinary ethics and diversity curriculum.