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Amelia Wirts (she/her/hers )

Assistant Professor
Amelia Wirts

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(206) 685-1374
Savery 381
Office Hours: 
Autumn 2023 WEDS 10am-12pm Savery 381


Ph.D., Philosophy, Boston College, 2020
J.D., Boston College Law School, 2017
B.A., Philosophy, University of Oregon, 2009
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Amelia M. Wirts is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Washington, Seattle. Amelia's areas of specialization are philosophy of law and social and political philosophy, and she also works in feminism and philosophy of race. Specifically, Amelia's work focuses on the ways that legal systems can oppress along racial, class, gender, and other lines, as well as how to understand systemic and structural oppression. Amelia's current work focuses on the American Criminal Justice System, including policing, punishment, and adjudication. 

Amelia also works in critical theory, particularly the later Frankfurt School. She has published and taught on Habermas's work, especially his work on philosophy of law. She also has interests in liberalism and criticisms of liberalism, critical race theory and critical race feminism, and the failures and successes of anti-discrimination law. 

Amelia is also a graduate of Boston College Law School (2017) and a member of the Massachusetts bar (2018). She pursued her law degree as a part of a dual degree program in philosophy and law at Boston College, where she focused on civil rights and anti-discrimination law. She also spent 2017-2018 clerking for the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit in Albuquerque, New Mexico.


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