Meena Krishnamurthy

The Department of Philosophy
John Watson Hall, Queen’s University,
Kingston, Ontario, Canada, K7L 3N6

Meena Krishnamurthy is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Queen’s University. Before this she was at the University of Michigan and the University of Manitoba.

Professor Krishnamurthy works on a variety of topics in political philosophy such as the value of democracy and the nature of our duties toward the global poor. The underlying theme that runs through her work is a concern with equality (political, economic, and social). She is currently writing a series of papers on Martin Luther King Jr.’s political philosophy. She has also started writing on Indian political thinkers such as B.R. Ambedkar.

You can learn more about Professor Krishnamurthy’s research here and some of her work in public philosophy here. You can listen to Professor Krishnamurthy talk about her recent work at the UnMute Podcast and at the Love and Social Justice Podcast. You can also see her give a talk here.

Professor Krishnamurthy is deeply committed to promoting diversity and inclusivity within philosophy. She was the editor of the blog Philosopher, which showcased work by philosophers from underrepresented groups in philosophy. She initiated this “Inclusive Bibliography on Race, Gender, and Related Topics“, which is a crowd sourced project. She was also an instructor at the Philosophy In an Inclusive Key Summer Institute (PIKSI Rock), a summer program that helps underrepresented students to see that they have a place in Philosophy.