Hye-Ryoung Kang

Hellems 282

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

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.

I am amazed by the awesome responsibility I have as a teacher when I realize that I am contacting living minds at the highest degree of receptivity and openness to learning. I am passionate about helping students overcome barriers to their academic success and enhance their critical thinking, writing, and problem-solving skills.

In my spare time, I enjoy "forest-bathing" and snowshoeing in the Boulder Open Space Mountain and Parks.   

Courses Taught at CU and UNR:

Lower Level:

  • 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
  • Poverty, Power, and Patriotism: Issues of Global Justice

Upper Level:

  • Global Justice and Ethics
  • Political Philosophy with a special emphasis on "Philosophy of Human Rights"
  • Ethical Theory
  • Feminist Practical Ethics 
  • Topics in Philosophy of Law  
  • Critical Thinking and Wring in Philosophy
  • Philosophy and International Order