I am an Assistant Professor of Philosophy and, by courtesy, of Law at Stanford University, an ACLS Fellow, and the Principal Investigator of the Informal Political Representation and the Recovery of Public Trust Project.
My primary research is in social and political philosophy, moral philosophy, Black political thought, philosophy of race, and philosophy of law. I also work on questions in feminist philosophy, criminal law, constitutional law, bioethics, and legal ethics. My CV is available here.
I am currently writing a book, Not Just Speaking for Ourselves (under contract with Harvard University Press), about the ethics of informal political representation. You can learn more about my research by listening to Myisha Cherry's UnMute Podcast or by watching the Harvard Horizons Symposium.
I received my Ph.D. in Philosophy from Harvard University, my J.D. from Stanford Law School, and my B.A. in Philosophy and Africana Studies from New York University. I have served as a law clerk to the Honorable Judge Rosemary Barkett and the Honorable Judge Adalberto Jordan on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in Miami, Florida, and as a legal adviser to Judge Barkett on the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal in The Hague.
I was born and raised in Hackensack, New Jersey, a city I love.
You can contact me at salkin at stanford dot edu.