Youjin Kong

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

Previously, I was a Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Oregon State University. I earned my PhD in Philosophy from Michigan State University and my MA and BA in Philosophy from Seoul National University, South Korea.

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Located at the nexus of social-political philosophy, feminist philosophy, and ethics of artificial intelligence (AI), my research aims to analyze and challenge social injustice through philosophical frameworks. This research manifests in two key areas: 

Currently, I am working on building a non-idealizing, decolonial ontology of social identity that could serve as a bridge between AI fairness research and women of color feminism. I have won a Best Paper Prize from the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy.


I teach a range of courses in moral, social, and feminist philosophy, including courses on ethical and social issues in AI. My dedication to creating active learning environments has been recognized with a Teaching Excellence Award in 2019. My passion for innovative AI ethics education also led me to develop and deliver new interdisciplinary courses, recognized with an Outstanding Service Award in 2021.