Hye-Ryoung Kang

Hellems 282

WF 12:30-1:40 PM and by appointment

Teaching in Spring 2020: PHIL 1250  sec 002, 003

AOS:  Social and Political Philosophy (with special emphasis on global justice and human rights), Feminist Philosophy, Ethics
AOC: Logic, Asian Philosophy, Philosophy of Race and Gender, Philosophy of Law, Critical Thinking and Reasoning, Applied Ethics, Philosophy of Marxism, War and Morality

After earning my first PhD in Korea, I obtained a second PhD in the Philosophy Department and a graduate certificate in Women and Gender Studies here at CU. Prior to taking this lecturer position, I was an assistant professor in the Philosophy Department at the University of Nevada, Reno.

My research interest is in global justice with a special emphasis on gender injustice. I am currently working on a book provisionally titled Retrieving Inequality and Injustice in the Global Political Economy, which addresses the question of if and why global inequality matters. I am interested in articulating and defending a non-ideal approach to injustice, and in applying that approach to the analysis of justice and applied ethical issues arising in the context of the global political economy.

Courses Taught at CU and UNR:

  • Lower level: Poverty, Power, and Patriotism: Issues of Global Justice
  • Upper level: Philosophy and International Order
  • Philosophy and Society, with a special emphasis on "Social Justice in a Diverse Society"
  • Contemporary Social Problems
  • Introduction to Social and Political Philosophy
  • Critical Thinking and Reasoning
  • Introductory Logic
  • Political Philosophy with a special emphasis on "Philosophy of Human Rights"
  • Ethical Theory
  • Philosophy of Law  
  • Topics in Philosophy of Law  
  • Critical Thinking and Wring in Philosophy
  • Global Justice and Ethics

Courses Assisted at CU

  • War and Morality
  • Philosophy and Religion
  • Ethics (Applied Ethics)
  • Ethics (History of Ethics)  
  • Ethics (Normative Ethics)  
  • Critical Thinking: Contemporary Topics