Angela Sun

I am a PhD student in the philosophy department at the University of Michigan with interests in aesthetics, ethics, and social philosophy. Right now, I am particularly interested in topics at the intersection of these areas, such as the role that art plays in making life meaningful, the norms governing our engagement with and treatment of artworks, and elitism in the artworld.

I co-organize Michigan COMPASS (a workshop for students from diverse backgrounds considering graduate studies in philosophy) and the Michigan High School Ethics Bowl. I also coordinate the Aesthetics Discussion Group at Michigan.

Before coming to Michigan, I completed my BA in philosophy and architecture at Wellesley College in 2017, and studied philosophy and art history at St Edmund Hall, Oxford during the 2015-16 year. I was born and raised in Vancouver, BC.

I can be reached at angsun@umich.edu. I use she/her pronouns.

Here is my CV.

Here is a video of a talk entitled "The Values of Architecture" I gave at the Wellesley College Ruhlman Conference in April 2017. The talk is aimed at a general audience. I was awarded the Jacqueline Loewe Fowler '47 Public Speaking Prize for the presentation.