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Updated: July 2017

Daniel Silvermint
332 Manchester Hall
Office: (860) 486-7928
daniel [dot] silvermint <at> uconn [dot] edu


AOS:  Feminist Philosophy, Social/Political Philosophy

AOC:  Normative Ethics, Applied Ethics, Moral Psychology



Assistant Professor, University of Connecticut, 2013-present

Joint appointment: Philosophy & Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Humanities Institute Residential Fellow, 2016-2017

GRIPP/RGCS Postdoctoral Research Fellow, McGill University, 2012-2013



University of Arizona, Ph.D. Philosophy, 2006-2012

Dissertation: Oppression and Victim Agency
Committee: David Schmidtz (Advisor), Thomas Christiano, Cheshire Calhoun, Michael McKenna

University of Minnesota, B.A. Political Science & Philosophy double major, 2005

Distinctions: Summa cum Laude, High Distinction, Phi Beta Kappa



Articles and Chapters

Forthcoming.  Feminist Perspectives on Sexism and Oppression.  Chapter in Feminist Philosophy (Macmillan Interdisciplinary Handbooks)

Forthcoming.  Resisting for Other Reasons.  Canadian Journal of Philosophy (early view)

Forthcoming.  Passing as Privileged.  Ergo

Forthcoming.  Rage and Virtuous Resistance.  The Journal of Political Philosophy (early view)

2013.  Resistance and Well-being.  The Journal of Political Philosophy, 21 (4), 405-425


2014.  Carol Hay’s Kantianism, Liberalism, and Feminism: Resisting Oppression.  Hypatia Reviews Online (invited).

 Short Work

2011.  “Ecofeminism and Three Models of Oppression,” section introduction in Environmental Ethics, ed. David Schmidtz and Elizabeth Willott (Oxford University Press).  Rewritten as a short contribution for the forthcoming 3rd edition.


Work in Progress


“Identity Passing.”  Article for Philosophy Compass

Discussion note on Kate Manne’s Down Girl.  Symposium in Philosophy & Phenomenological Research

Monograph / Articles (selected)

“Mental Illness as a ‘Covered’ Identity”

“’Fag’ and the Ethics of Repurposed Slurs”

Complicit Identities: The Ethics of Looking Out for Yourself



Invited Presentations

“Passing as Privileged.”  Women & Minorities in Philosophy group, St Andrews.  St Andrews, Scotland.  June 26, 2015

“Passing as Privileged.”  University Center for Human Values, Princeton University.  April 24, 2015

“Complicity and Well-being.”  Society for Analytical Feminism.  APA Pacific.  Vancouver, Canada.  April 1-5, 2015

“Looking Out for Yourself: Victims, Complicity, and Resistance.”  Amherst College.  Forry and Micken Lecture Series on “The Promise and Problems of Citizenship.”  Amherst, MA.  March 26, 2015

“Complicity and Victim Well-being.”  Kansas State University.  Colloquium.  Manhattan, KS.  October 16-17, 2014

“Resisting for Other Reasons.”  Bled Philosophical Conference on Ethics.  Bled, Slovenia.  June 2-6, 2014

Conference Presentations (selected)

“Is Mental Illness an Invisible Disability?”  Rocky Mountain Ethics Congress X.  Boulder, CO.  August 10-13, 2017

“Passing as Privileged.”  Midsummer Philosophy Workshop.  Edinburgh, Scotland.  June 28-30, 2015

“Resisting for Other Reasons.”  Rocky Mountain Ethics Congress VII.  Boulder, CO.  August 7-10, 2014

“Rage and Virtuous Resistance.”  CEHUM, University of Minho.  Meetings on Ethics and Political Philosophy.  Braga, Portugal.  May 15-16, 2014

“Blaming Non-Resisting Victims.”  Manchester Centre for Political Theory.  Brave New World series.  Manchester, United Kingdom.  June 27-28, 2011

“Political Virtue in Oppressive Circumstances.”  Brown University.  Shapiro Graduate Philosophy Conference.  Providence, RI.  November 6-7, 2009

Workshop Presentations (selected)

“Rage and Virtuous Resistance.”  Injustice League Workshop on the Duty to Resist Oppression.  Commentator: Alison Kerr.  Storrs, CT.  September 20-21, 2013

“Rage and Virtuous Resistance.”  Toronto/Montreal Joint Ethics Workshop.  Montreal, Canada.  April 11-12, 2013

“Oppression Without Patterns.”  Arizona Current Research Workshop.  Commentators: Marilyn Friedman and Samantha Brennan.  Tucson, AZ.  March 2, 2013


Alex Madva, “Biased Against De-Biasing: On the Role of (Institutionally Sponsored) Self-Transformation in the Struggle Against Prejudice.”  Rocky Mountain Ethics Congress VI.  Boulder, CO.  August 8-11, 2013

Pin-Fei Lu, “Meeting the Demand of Family Justice: Arguing for Rawls’s Consistency.”  APA Pacific.  Seattle, WA.  April 4-7, 2012

Edward Song, “Acceptance, Fairness and Political Obligation.”  APA Pacific.  San Diego, CA.  April 20-23, 2011

Helga Varden’s “The Lockean ‘Enough-and-as-Good’ Proviso – an Internal Critique.”  APA Pacific.  San Francisco, CA.  March 31-April 4, 2010

Clair Morrissey, “Two Arguments from ‘Human Rights Violation’ to ‘Universal Jurisdiction’.”  APA Pacific.  Vancouver, Canada.  April 8-12, 2009


Teaching Awards

2012 Meritorious Performance as a Graduate Teacher, College of Social & Behavioral Sciences (Arizona)

2011 Julia Annas Graduate Teaching Award, Philosophy Department (Arizona)


Teaching Experience

Professor, University of Connecticut

PHIL 5314: Grad Seminar on Non-ideal Agency (S16)

PHIL 3218: Feminist Theory (F15, S17, S18)

PHIL 3216: Environmental Ethics (S14, F14, F17)

PHIL 1107H: Philosophy and Gender (F17)

PHIL 1104: Philosophy and Social Ethics (F13)

WGSS 3270: Masculinities (F14, S16, S18)

WGSS 1105: Gender and Sexuality in Everyday Life (F13, S14, F15)

Postdoctoral Instructor, McGill University

PHIL 334: Ethical Theory (S13)

Graduate Instructor, University of Arizona

PHIL/WS 330: Feminist Philosophy (S12)

PHIL/JS 325: Jewish Philosophy (Su09)

PHIL 323: Environmental Ethics (online: F11)

PHIL 321: Biomedical Ethics (F09)

PHIL 320a: Justice and Freedom (F10)

PHIL 320b: Morality and Freedom (S08)

PHIL 213: Contemporary Moral Problems (online: Su11)

PHIL 111: Introduction to Philosophy (F08)

Teaching Assistant, University of Arizona

PHIL/ECON 205: Ethics and Economics of Wealth Creation (S09, F07)

PHIL 150c: Philosophical Perspectives on Society (S07)


Teaching Service

Faculty Advisor, Graduate Teaching Mentorship Program, UConn philosophy department, 2014-present

Facilitator, GTA Teacher Training Program, Arizona philosophy department, 2010-2012

GTA Mentor, Arizona philosophy department, 2011-2012


Professional Service

Organizer, Political Violence Workshop, UConn, December 4-6 2015

Co-organizer, Dominating Speech Workshop, UConn, November 21-23, 2014

Co-organizer, Injustice League Lecture Series, 2013-present

Graduate Committee member, UConn, 2014-present

Referee, Public Affairs Quarterly, 2017-present

Referee, Hypatia, 2016-present

Referee, Feminist Philosophy Quarterly, 2016-present

Referee, Res Philosophica, 2016-present

Referee, Journal of Applied Philosophy, 2015-present

Referee, Oxford University Press, 2014-present

Referee, Ethics, 2014-present

Referee, The Journal of Political Philosophy, 2013-present

Project editor, Social Philosophy and Policy, 2012-present

Chairing, “Relational Autonomy 10 Years On,” McGill University, September 2012

‘Ecofeminism’ section editor, Environmental Ethics 2nd ed. (Oxford University Press, 2011)

Chair, “Symposium on Exploitation: Zwolinski, Mayer, and Cohen,” APA Pacific, April 2010

Indexed Contemporary Debates in Political Philosophy (Wiley-Blackwell, 2009)

Graduate member, UA philosophy department program review committee, 2008

Graduate representative to the UA department faculty, 2007-2008

Annual presentations to the UA Undergraduate Philosophy Club, 2008-2011

Conducted UA philosophy department’s new graduate orientation, 2007, 2009, and 2010


Selected Grants and Fellowships

Humanities Institute Residential Fellow, University of Connecticut, 2016-2017

Curriculum development for UA’s Online Certificate in Applied Ethics, as part of a grant sponsored by the UA Initiative for the Development of Online Programs, 2010-2011

Summer Research Fellowship, Institute for Humane Studies, 2011

Earhart Fellowship, 2006-2007



Society for Analytical Feminism, 2014-present

Public Discourse Project, University of Connecticut, 2014-present

Junior Faculty Injustice League, University of Connecticut, 2013-present

American Philosophical Association, 2007-present