Asia Ferrin

Ph.D. 2016

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Ph.D., Philosophy, University of Washington, 2016
M.A. Philosophy, University of Washington, 2009
B.A. Philosophy, Summa Cum Laude, Westminster College, 2008

I recently finished my PhD in Philosophy at the University of Washington in Seattle (May 2016). Starting in the Fall of 2016, I will be a Visiting Assistant Professor at Kansas State University. My primary research interests are in Moral Psychology,  Feminist philosophy, and Ethics. My dissertation explores the idea that quick, unconscious intuitions can lead to good moral judgments. This view contrasts with the traditional view of moral judgments where good moral judgments are taken to be the product of conscious, careful reflection and utilization of moral principles.  Additionally, I am interested in systems of marginalization and oppression, with specific focus on implicit bias and micro-aggressions. See more about my research here.

I am currently teaching a humanities course on Bioethics and Justice as well as an upper-division philosophy course on Moral Psychology. My recent courses also include Feminist PhilosophyIntroduction to Contemporary Moral Problems, Introduction to Philosophy, and Oppression, Privilege, and Resistance. In 2011, I received the Philosophy Department’s Teaching Excellence Award at the University of Washington. In 2013-2014, I served as the philosophy department’s Teaching and Learning Coordinator at the University of Washington. In this position, I led the teaching seminar for incoming graduate students, organized department-wide workshops on teaching, and directed the Philosophy Writing Center.

My other professional experience includes two years as the Managing Editor of Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy.

For more information about my teaching, research, and CV please visit my website