Meena Krishnamurthy

University of Michigan, Department of Philosophy
2224 Angell Hall, 435 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1003

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy and in the Program in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at the University of Michigan. I work in political philosophy on a variety of issues such as the value of democracy and the nature of our duties toward the global poor. The underlying theme that runs through my work is a concern with equality (political, economic, and social).

I am currently writing a series of papers and a related book manuscript on White Blindness. The book explores and develops Martin Luther King Jr.’s moral and political philosophy and gives an account of the causes of white ignorance as well as some suggestions about how to overcome it. It argues that engagement with the arts – broadly understood to include engagement with photography, film, drama, narratives, poetry, and literature – is the most likely way of making progress, even if is fraught with with moral complications.

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

I was the editor of the blog Philosopher which showcases work by philosophers from underrepresented groups in philosophy.

I also initiated this “Inclusive Bibliography on Race, Gender, and Related Topics” which was a crowd sourced project.