Youjin Kong

Welcome! I am a Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Oregon State University. I received my PhD in Philosophy from Michigan State University in December 2019. I specialize in Feminist Philosophy, Social and Political Philosophy, and Ethics.

Here is my CV.

My research focuses on addressing the marginalization of underrepresented groups from social philosophy and creating frameworks for a more inclusive theorizing. My dissertation, in particular, examines how to reformulate the concept “women” in order to implement feminist theory in a more intersectional way. In line with this research, I have published multiple articles in peer-reviewed journals, including Social Philosophy Today and The Pluralist, and keep an active conference presentation schedule. I won the Best Paper Prize at the 2016 Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy meeting.

I have been teaching a variety of philosophy and interdisciplinary humanities courses, and received a Teaching Excellence Award in 2019. Most recently, I have designed and launched a new course on ethical and philosophical issues in computer technology. As an underrepresented minority in anglophone philosophy (Asian woman), I am committed to creating more diverse and inclusive learning environments.