Kathryn E. Joyce

I recently received my PhD in Philosophy from the University of California San Diego. Beginning in Fall 2020, I will be a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Values and Public Policy at the Princeton University Center for Human Values and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public Affairs Education Research Section.

I specialize in social and political philosophy and the philosophy of education. Within these areas I focus on egalitarianism and on educational justice. My dissertation is a conceptual and normative analysis of relational egalitarianism. In it, I propose a conceptualization of relational equality that's useful for theorizing about relational equality. Using that conceptual framework, I develop a substantive account of relational equality and ground it as a social justice value.

I also work on projects that explore normative dimensions of public policy. My paper on educational justice and education policy ("Prioritizing Disadvantaged Students in Principle and in Practice") was recently a first place winner in an essay competition sponsored by the Center for Ethics & Education