I am an Assistant Professor of Philosophy and, by courtesy, of Law at Stanford University, a former ACLS Fellow, the Principal Investigator of the Informal Political Representation and the Recovery of Public Trust Project, and a member of the Legal Philosophy Workshop Organizing Committee. During January 2024, I will be a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law.
My research is in political philosophy, philosophy of race, and philosophy of law, and intersects with questions in moral philosophy and feminist philosophy.
My book, Speaking for Others: The Ethics of Informal Political Representation, is forthcoming from Harvard University Press. 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 legal advisor 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.