Welcome Professor Yao!

Published: April 13, 2023

We are excited to announce that Professor Vida Yao will officially join our faculty in July 2023. Professor Yao works in ethics, moral philosophy, and moral psychology. She has written on a wide range of topics, from her award-winning “Grace and Alienation” to a pair of papers on boredom, and another on “The Snares of Self-Hatred.” Alongside developing a conception of love which challenges dominant philosophical understandings of the self, one of Professor Yao’s future projects will focus on the circumstances of Asian-Americans, bringing together threads from her work on the philosophy of emotions with recent work by Asian-American philosophers on the philosophy of race and gender.